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Hello from Upstate NY

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Long time reader, first time poster. Thought I'd introduce myself prior to making any other posts.


As my name states, I LOVE cooking with Kingsford Match Light charcoal. It's quick to start and leaves a nice flavor on the food.


Joking aside --


I live in Upstate New York. Been grilling/smoking for 10 years or so. I have an 18" OTS, 22.5" OTG and a Genesis E330 for when I'm feeling lazy.


I used to own a 18.5" WSM until I traded it for a home theater system (I regret it to this day), although I did have some gripes about the WSM.


Currently I'm in the process of building a Mini-WSM. I've sourced the pot (IMUSA, couldn't find anything else except for the $65 Vasconia on Amazon). I'm going to be putting 2 grates in it. Anyone have any luck putting a butt on each grate? Can't seem to find an answer -- wondering if theres enough room. Normally I make two at a time.


This week I'll be purchasing a SJG and a Maverick ET-732.


I really enjoy spicy food. The spicier the better. My ghost peppers have started budding!


Anyway, glad to be here.

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Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have, and pictures help a bunch.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  Check out Jeff’s 5 day smoking E-Course ( link below ) that will help you get started.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!




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originally from WAY upstate myself,Fulton county, my recommendations more temp probes are better , i have them stacked like cord wood, every meat has at least one probe in it so i can watch every step of the way.....some say it is excessive. welcome to the greatest place to hang out to get the most and best information from the best knowledge available.



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Hello ML, welcome to the forum


Gary S

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