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post #1 of 5
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What's going on everyone?  Me and the lady just invested in a smoker (40inch Masterbuilt GS40) and cannot wait to get started.  Not too sure how it's going to fit in our tiny south philly "yard" when we already have a grill a ton of tomato and herb plants, but i will make it work somehow.

 

Got the masterbuilt in from Amazon a day after I ordered it, but they sent me two front right legs, so I have to wait 3 to 5 days to get the left leg in from the mail.  Little bummed but not going to let it get me down.

 

Ribs was the main reason why I got a smoker.  I'm a big guy and have been losing weight for a while following the Paleo diet (nothing processed, no grain or dairy, essentially any and all meat and vegetables, with some nuts) So I get to eat all the meat I can handle, so the smoker seemed like a logical choice.  I make pretty good ribs on the grill already, but I know there's nothing like ribs in the smoker, so I am excited to get started banging out some racks of ribs.

 

Even though ribs were the number 1 reason why I got the smoker, i'm pysched to cook anything and everything in it.  I think i'm going to do my first smoke (if i ever get that damn leg) with Chicken Lollipops, sausage and chicken breast.  I bought a few bags of pecan, apple and hickory chips and chunks so i'm excited to play with flavor combinations.

 

Sorry for nerding out, i'm just really anxious to get started smoking some meat!

 

 

I'm Mike, and I'm excited to learn as much as I can from all of you, I am as green as it gets, so any and all advice/tips etc are appreciated!

 

Just don't tell me i got a crappy smoker, that may break my heart, it's all we could really afford to put into a smoker and we didn't want to go super cheap! 

post #2 of 5
Welcome Mike. This is a great forum for recipes and tips on smoking food.

I had the electric version of the GS40 for a while and then switched to electric.

I would recommend doing some dry runs first to practice getting the right amount of smoke. You're looking for thin blue not billowing white and until you learn your smoker it takes some time to get it right.

I don't use my grill anymore because I'm hooked on smoking.
post #3 of 5

Hello from East Texas, and welcome to the forum, Great place to learn and share, and a bunch of good people. Mike, just remember the the person doing the smoking not the smoker that makes great BBQ. Some smokers are easier and require little attention while other require lots of attention.

 

Gary S

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It's a propane smoker! 

 

i def will have some dry runs before i make some ribs for sure.  

post #5 of 5
Hey Mike
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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