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Hello from Decatur tennessee

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I am  brand new to smoking I have a Brinkman red one to start with I just got new lava rocks a Maverick ET-7 and a couple of baby back ribs I am going to get your recipes today. I would like to know where to install the probes for the thermometers. Should I drill a hole in the side or what? Any info will be greatly appreciated Thanks

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Welcome to the forum! What is that , a propane smoker? I installed a grommet in my smoker that lets me pass the wire for the meat therm to pass thru. Is that what you're asking?
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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show the other SMF members where you are located?  Might meet a few neighbors! 

 

Your smoker will not have a "hole" to put the probe into....but the lid doesnt fit tight....so I would put the "non-food" one just inside and let it hang on one of the grates...(will have a holder for the probe in the kit for the therm) and that should work to show you what the temp is inside.  Wont need the "food" part for ribs.

 

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it has great information to use no matter your skill level!

 

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Kat

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Welcome to the forums!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  So many friendly and knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Just holler when you need anything, and someone here will have the answer.  I don't know your particular smoker, but if you post your question in the smokers forums (propane, charcoal, etc., whichever is appropriate), someone who knows your rig can help you with mods.

 

Red

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Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
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Happy smoken.

David

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Thank you all for the replies I am looking forward for this adventure Hambone 1950 this is an electric smoker and I bought some Char-Broil diamonds to use for lava rocks I am going to try this Sunday as I have class all day tomorrow (pretty bad for a 68 year old man) Will post some pictures Sunday evening if everything goes well Thanks again

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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!

I would just drill a small hole, just big enough for the probe to fit through, right above grate level and pass it in there.
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Welcome aboard. I look forward to seeing your cooks.
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Thank you all for the replies I am looking forward for this adventure Hambone 1950 this is an electric smoker and I bought some Char-Broil diamonds to use for lava rocks I am going to try this Sunday as I have class all day tomorrow (pretty bad for a 68 year old man) Will post some pictures Sunday evening if everything goes well Thanks again

Sounds cool....back to school at 68 ? You're a better man than I am , brother. I'm only 63 and not much of a classroom guy. grilling_smilie.gif
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