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Hello SMF! I have had an increasing interest in smoking meat. I have borrowed an electric and propane smoker and used each, one time. I had better luck with the propane than the electric. I was planning to build an offset the other day and my father in law had some friends that are giving one away. I don't know much about it as I do not have it yet, but I have been researching extensively. I've stumbled across this site several times over the years and decided now is the time to join. I have lots to learn and depending on the quality of the smoker I may still end up building one. Thanks and looking forward to meeting some fellow enthusiasts. 

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:welcome1:,Caweber. We would love to help you develop your interest in "Que" :yahoo:


Step one , post some Q-view of your smoker and shots of all the questionable areas :confused: . This will give us an idea of what you have , and need.


We have a great list of friends here and invite you to join us in our Obsession :rolleyes: .


Meanwhile , have fun and . . .

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Welcome from Canada, Caweber.




There is a lot of great information in these posts. Also, there are many fine members who are generous with their experience and answer questions.


I look forward to your posts and remember, we love pictures!



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texas.gif  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a rainy East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about everything




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Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
Happy smoken.

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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.

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Thanks for the welcomes guys! After much reading, I think we are just going to build one now. I think it will be fun and a good time for some family bonding. My father in law has a welding shop with all the tools and already enough scraps to build for mostly free. Don't have exact dimensions yet but guessing somewhere around the 36x18 for the cooking chamber and whatever the calculator recommends for the firebox. Just have to decide on reverse flow or not. Seems to be a huge debate with lots of success both ways. 

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Well things took a change again. The offset smoker never came through. My boss upgraded to a pellet smoker and is selling me his previous one. He only used it one season before his upgrade. It's a Cajun Injector XL. I picked it up this morning. He gave me two plastic sacks full of several varieties of wood chips. I plan on doing some chicken this afternoon and a brisket and ribs tomorrow.
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We'll be watching 



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