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Hello everyone,


So my wife just gave me the amazing gift of a WSM 18.5 for our first Christmas married(I know, she's the best). I know the very basics of smoking from watching online videos as well as reading through Jeff's book, Smoking Meat. I'm from Long Island, NY and can't wait to start using this amazing smoker.


As a complete newbie, I'm going to read through as much of the forum as I can but what would be your best advice to get going or any other information you would like to share that may come in hand. So far i'm looking to buy some good pit gloves, Maverick ET-733, chimney starter and possibly a rib rack. Any other ideas of some must haves?


Hopefully I will have it set up and seasoned to use for next weekend.


Thanks for all the help in advance!

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Welcome to the board! Try chicken as an inexpensive meat to learn the rig's quirks.

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Chicken and Pork Butts are a good start.

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texas.gif  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a cool and rainy day here in 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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