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Hi from Washington

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Hi all,

New member here from Washington state.

Just got a new smoker and m all pumped up to get going. I've been a smoker for many years (sounds like a confession of some sort) starting out with my little chief smoker doing salmon and steelhead then moved up to a Smoky Mountain Series. I don't remember much about it but I know it wasn't propane. I sold that when I moved to Texas for a while and down there I bought a huge barrel style smoker with a separate firebox and made lots of great pork butts, beef briskets, and ribs along with lots of good chicken. Hardwoods for smoking are plentiful in the Lone Star state. I had to say goodbye to it when we moved back to Washington and until yesterday I had been using another Smoky Mountain propane smoker that I always struggled to control the heat on. My new one is a Traeger Lil Tex Elite and wow I really like it. Yesterday I made a great whole chicken and today a small picnic ham (Not a butt). Anyways, Always looking for good info and recipes.

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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 here 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.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 


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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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texas.gifHello, and Welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of good information and great people.




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