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Hello from Austintown, Ohio

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I have been reading a lot about smokers and I wanted to get one for a couple years.  A few weeks ago I was in our local Tractor Supply and saw an end of season close out sale they were having on a Red Stone side fire box smoker grill.  I had selected the Char-Griller Smokin' Pro as the grill I had planned to buy, but I could not pass up the deal from Tractor Supply.  $159.95 for the grill with the side fire box.  Now I have to modify it to my liking.  Hopefully within a few weeks I will have it assembled with all of the joints sealed, putting a coat of Rustoleum Hi Temp grill paint on it, add some temperature gauges, and extend the smoke stack down to the grill level.  I am having a local metal shop build a combination heat deflector with a water box, and cut some steel tuning plates to size for me.  I have scarfed up all of the remaining Royal Oak hard lump charcoal from Tractor Supply stores within a 20 mile radius. I am anxious to get started.

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welcome1.gif brother! Sounds like you'll be in business pretty soon! Look forward to seeing pictures of your new pit. Good luck. grilling_smilie.gif
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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 some neighbors!


We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a Kindle Fire, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.


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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.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

Happy smoken.


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Welcome to the forums!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need anything and someone here will have the answer.
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