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Hello from Sacramento, CA

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Hi, I'm Braxton.  We are getting my Dad a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 22.5 inch for his 80th birthday.  We've never smoked before but love barbecue.  Reading the reviews of this smoker there are a lot of passionate people about smoking.  I'm glad I found this forum to help learn the art.


We're having a lot of family over in a couple of weeks - even from the Philippines.  I would love to put some chicken or beef in there and just knock it out of the park.  I've read about a 3rd party setup where you add water to keep the moister just right.  Do I need this?  Or, does anyone have any recommendations on how to get the most out of this smoker.  Are there any safety tips for beginning smoking?


Ok...off I go clicking around this forum to learn something.



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Welcome aboard Braxton!  You've found 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.


There are a number of WSM owners here...browse or post over in the charcoal smokers forum for some good tips on setting up and using that rig.


Good luck!


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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 


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Welcome to the forums fellow Sacramentan!  You've definitely found the right place to get your learn on.  The WSM will make a great gift that will keep on giving.  Smoked chicken/pork adobo is awesome.


Might I suggest this post: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/135116/how-i-start-and-use-my-wsm


Don't forget to post those pics as well.


Happy Smoking!

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Thanks so much everyone.  I'm really looking forward to this!

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



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