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Greetings Folks,

My name is Peter - I am from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.



I am a longtime grilling enthusiast and have dabbled with smoking in the past.  I bought an ECB a few years ago so I could start smoking Pastrami and brisket - but the unit was so frustrating to use that while I enjoyed the results, I didn't really enjoy the process.


I decided to simplify things and ordered a 24inch Smoke Vault which should be arriving on Monday.  I am very excited.  Off of work on Wednesday - I will assemble and season the grill on Wednesday morning.


As I only will have a few hours in the afternoon to mess with the smoker - I was thinking of doing duck breasts (maybe curing first pastrami style?) as my first experiment on the smoke vault - as those should only take a few hours


In addition to the briskets (bbq and pastrami), beef ribs, duck, chicken, turkey etc that I plan to smoke, I am also very hopeful that the Smoke Vault will be able to maintain a low enough tempoerature that I will be able to do beef jerky also.


Wish my luck!



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Hi Peter! 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!

Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

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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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! I have the same smoker and you will love it!


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 and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!


If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!



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Welcome to the forums, Peter!  You'll like it here... its 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.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything, and someone here will surely have the answer.



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Peter, I am sure you will be able to do whatever strikes your fancy. That is one of the best things about this forum. I just started smoking a year ago and whenever I want to try something I just do a search and there are many posts by great members who have done it in the past. Also, there are great posts from members with ideas I had never heard of before. Recently, Bearcarver posted a great recipe for double smoked ham that was so incredible I had to try it. It was wonderful.


This forum is a wealth of good ideas, friendly members and lots of help.


Welcome to SMF.



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