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Hi all, my name is Keith, I live north of Houston TX. My wife bought me a Gas Smoker for my b-day and I am just getting started in the smoking game. I have a Great Outdoors 3405DW. 

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welcome1.gifKeith, glad you joined us.  If you put your model in the search bar you may find some mods you can do to it to make it run more efficiently. 

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Welcome to the forums, Keith!  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.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.



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Hi Keith! 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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Jumped right in and did a Boston Butt last night, 4 hrs of smoke, pulled and wrapped 3 fold seal on the foil, 20 hour total cook time. 


Next time 15-17 hour cook time. Due to day time heat it was hard to keep the cook temp at 225, 10 PM bed time last check then, pulled off smoker at 7:30 AM. Put in oven at 150, keep warm.


Pulled tips from SMF and Pork Butt came out great for first run at it.



Next is ribs using 2-2-1 rule.


Pics next time.




For all the info on this site.



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SOUNDS like a success but th_nopicsye3.gif

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