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Hi all, this is Chuck from Wheeling, WV.


So I finally took the plunge last week and bought a Masterbuilt 2 Door Dual Fuel Propane/Charcoal Smoker from Home Depot (Model # 20050412).


Took a while for the decision, but here's my thought process:

  • I liked the ability to start simple with propane and once I got the hang of that, move to charcoal
  • I liked the 2 door style to keep the heat in the top section
  • Buy local - I got an additional 2 year replacement warranty for the smoker for $25 - that's what sold me
  • The Home Depot version has 2 wheels in the back and a handle for moving it around


I have already found so many great ideas here, so I am excited to learn from everyone. The throw away drip pan is a nice one as well as covering the ash catcher with foil to keep wood chunks from becoming flaming fireballs.


First smoke was last week and it went pretty well. She holds temp well. Tomorrow is my first try at baby back ribs, so I am looking forward to it.









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Hi Chuck! 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! 


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, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.


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, Chuck!  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...someone here will surely have the answer.



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