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Hello, everybody. I'm happy to be on what looks like a great forum, and I look forward to learning from experienced smokers. I live in Peachtree City, GA. I'm from northeast Texas originally and am interested in learning how to smoke a variety of meats and eventually learn how to smoke TX-style brisket.


I just got a Char Griller #2121 with SFB and have used it one time to smoke baby back ribs.  I followed directions and recipes from Ray Lampe's book and the ribs turned out great. I had to finish them in the oven for about an hour to get the thickest end fully cooked and all during the smoking I had to add charcoal every 15-30 minutes to keep the temperature at 235 degrees. I guess I was doing something wrong.


I purchased a Maverick ET-732 thermometer, but haven't used it yet.  


My next attempt will be to smoke some bacon wrapped salmon filets and shrimp later today. I think I will use pecan to get a nice smoke flavor. 

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Welcome Mark! welcome.gif
Enjoy the new smoker and the maverick.
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Welcome! I'm no expert and sure others will chime in but perhaps may the air dampers may need to be adjusted to get just the right amount of air flow for temps. also get that maverick going, the gauge is not accurate. I haven the chargriller Akorn and its out as much as 50'degrees.
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texas.gif  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a nice sunny and warm 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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