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My name is Scott, and I'm new here. Actually have a few questions (imagine that!) about my new smoker and figured this is probably the best place to ask. Just got myself a GMG Jim Bowie and have a couple questions about it, but I'll get to that in a minute.

About me: I live on the western slope of Colorado, and like many folks out here, meat isn't the only thing I smoke. No, no, not that I'm an avid cigar smoker. Been using a wsm for years and years, but just decided to try a pellet pooper. Nothing better than the smell of burning wood, burning tobacco, and the taste of a cold beer on the weekends. If any of you guys buy wood from fruita wood, he's right by me.

On to my question, my GMG drips. Out of the chimney. I'm not sure what it is but I noticed spots on my deck and it running down the side of my grill. Took the chimney off and put a little food safe red rtv around the gasket. Drip came back. Upon closer inspection, I noticed its from the piece where the chimney connects into the mounting plate. I was out of the red food safe rtv, so I just used a little silicone adhesive I had laying around. It says its rated to 400 continuous and 500 intermittent. But it is NOT food safe. However its just on the outside of my grill sealing the chimney. It won't come in contact with food. So my question is 2 part: will that be OK, even though that silicones not food safe. And will the 400 continuous temp rating be good enough for that position on the grill? I can't see if t getting hotter than that there, even on a high heat grill. Thanks all, and looking forward to contributing where I can.
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Welcome, from southern Ohio, to the best forum on the internet if you are looking to learn how to BBQ/smoke/brine/cure/inject. Well you get the picture if you can do it to to something you put on a plate to eat then someone here has probably done it. Use the search bar at the top of the page and you will be led to the answer to most every question you can think of. If you don't find the answer there then just post it and someone will chime in with their opinion on the subject.
The silicone sealant on your chimney should be Ok as long as it's outside the cook chamber and doesn't get hot and turn brittle
Always remember the only dumb question is the one you don’t ask!!
Keep Smokin!!!
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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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Hey Scott

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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texas.gif  I'm back, had surgery last week so .........


Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a sunny, windy and Cold day in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.    



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