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New Guy from Minnesota

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I bought a new gas grill for the new patio earlier this year. I decided that the investment warranted my becoming a grill master. I started reading cook books, blogs, and forums which lead me to the problem of how to get some smoke on my pork chops while indirect grilling. Being a handy guy, I quickly rigged up a smoke box to the far right burner ( dedicated smoke box burner) works great. Now I'm smoking'. It wasn't long before I started recording BBQ programs on TV, I became a Big fan of American Pit masters. I do realize there is a Big difference between competition BAN, and real feeding frenzy back yard lip smackin' goodness, but these guys (and gals, hail the diva) got me all fired up! All of a sudden my little side burner smoke box got me feeling all inadequate.

Now I used to be a charcoal guy. I understand why some guys prefer it, and I know a couple dopes that say "it's not BBQ unless you are using a stick burner", but I' m a gas guy. The only ash I'm hauling is from my smoke box. After painstaking research (thank the Lord for the internet), and a few drive bays, I finally pulled the trigger on a Masterbuilt 40" ventricle gas smoker. I put it together last weekend, seasoned it on Saturday, figured a workaround for the kinky smoke box (thanks to this forum) on Saturday night and made me first feast of BAN goodness on Sunday. Two huge slabs of salmon from Costco.

I can't wait to smoke some pork belly!!

See you all around the forums
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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! I wanna do some Pork Belly for bacon..possibly to make my own 'fat back"....and of course Sausages!!!


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 TulsaJeff. 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!  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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welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us! We have over 50,000 members now who just love to share what they know. You've come to the best place on the net to learn and share everything Q!!!
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Glad you joined us MnFatsBBQ, welcome1.gif from North Dakota!
Take some pics of your pork belly smoke to share with us!
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Hello and welcome from East Texas



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