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New to smoking.

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I feel like I am already part of the forum!

 

I decided to smoke a turkey for Thanksgiving a few months ago.  I went on craigslist and bought a used brinksman electric smoke for $25. Not wanting to ruin thanksgiving, I decided to do a test run.  I bought a turkey, thawed it out, and tossed it on the smoker.  It was, bar none, the best turkey I had ever eaten.  No gravy needed.  I went ahead and bought a chest freezer and a half dozen turkeys with my Christmas discount.  I've got one left.  I've smoked 5 pork butts, some goat chunks(jerky, lol), and a half dozen turkeys.  I have spent a lot of time reading through google search and this was the forum I saw the most.  I have read many of the threads over and over every time I smoke a butt.

 

I am definitely enjoying smoking meats, and I love my electric smoker.  I added a temp gauge to the lid, and I bought a wireless probe with pager for the meat.  I have a grill in the backyard that has been in my family for 20 years.  I haven't used it in 5.  It is big enough for an entire pig and is made out of 1/4" iron.  Heavy as hell!  Took 4 people to put it where it is at, and I buried the base in the ground a little because the lid probably weighs 300 pounds and it made it easier to lift.  I really need to put a pulley and weights on the back because it is a beast to open the lid.  I have been eying it, and I think I would like to turn it into a big electric or propane smoker. 

 

My other hobbies include brewing beer and restoring guns.  I have an extensive gun collection, and a 4 tap kegerator.

 

I just finished smoking a couple butts with mexican style spices to eat in tacos and I had a couple questions, but I figured that it would be rude to not introduce myself first! 

 

RFG

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I live in the central Florida area and I grew up in Illinois on the Mississippi river. 

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Welcome RFG, post some pictures of your equipment, I know everyone including myself would like to see.  Glad to have you.

 

Gary S

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Welcome, see ya around the forum !
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Hey RFG

 

Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.

 

Gary

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