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Hello all.  Perry here from Detroit, Michigan


I discovered what "REAL BBQ" was about 6 years ago at a customer location when I was in Rochester New York.  I was never a "fan" of BBQ (my own fetal attempts were bad) and had dinner one night at Famous Dave's of all places.  While I take the kids there once in a while, I tend to try to find other out of the way places.


Three years ago I made the decision that I can do this at home.  I researched and found lots of information (This forum being one of them) and was overwhelmed.  Well needless to say I"m still at it.  


My first smoker was an Electric Smoke Hollow.  I still have it and use it today for side dishes.  The primary reason I don't any more is that well after the first month of using it every other day, I was shocked to see my $330 electric bill.  Two years ago I moved to a Char Griller 5050 Dual Gas/Charcoal system with an offset firebox.  I've been using this ever since but now I'm ready for a true Pit Rig and searching for one.  Looks like a trip to Texas is in order if I want one to start with that shall we say won't cause my wife to kill me over the price.  


Anyhow, I'm here.  This is my second post, my first being a modification I did to change my Offset Char Griller into a reverse flow smoker.

Thanks for having me here.

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Hi Perry! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
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Perry, we're dang glad to have ya and we love it when a lurker becomes a member of the SMF Family. My cousin's first expeirence smoking food was with an electric smoker and he about died when he saw his electric bill (his wife threatened to kill him). Now he just pulls the power generator from his work truck, fires it up and plugs his smoker into that. He's been talking to me about going with a reverse flow and has cooked with me a time or twa on my Lang. Folks here are ready and willing to help you out and some of our Moderators will be by to give you some tips and pointers. Enjoy the Smoke!
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welcome1.gif to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!


If you didn't read the Terms of Service notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums. Rule #11......"Off Site Links are not allowed here at SMF" is something new. There are other simple guidelines for all of us to remember as we interact here.


If you need any help roaming around here in SMF....just give me a shout.  Happy to help any time!



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Welcome to the forums, Perry! Glad you've joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food! There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

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