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Hello from NW Indiana

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I am a novice smoker.  I have a Smoky Mountain Series Great Outdoors propane smoker that I bought used and have really enjoyed. Still trying to get the hang of timing on keeping the smoke going constant. And wet or dry chunks of wood. Also asked about stacking different meats in my vertical smoker, whether one would contaminate the other. Also, what is UDS?

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! I for one don't soak my wood chunks.  They work better dry for my smoker.  The UDS...is an "ugly drum smoker".  There is a list of acronyms in the New Member area.  Some of the wording here are a bit strange until you get used to them.


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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.


One thing you have to be concerned with as far as stacking different meats and contamination:  You don't want to put poultry above other foods...don't want raw poultry dripping on anything else, so always put it on the bottom rack when cooking multiple foods in that GOSM.  Other than that your good to go!



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Good morning and Welcome.



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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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