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I am James and I have been using an offset stick smoker for well over 20 years. I recently got a Smokin Tex 1400. My main cooker is my Uvalde offset, but I decided to get this just to see if I would like it. So far its been pretty cool. I've done about 5 racks of ribs and I am waiting to start the 1400 as soon as my fatties rest in fridge a bit. Anyway, I am 54 year and my interests include music, cooking and fishing. 

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Welcome to the board, Tex! I'm running an offset too and I love it.

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Hello, thank you for the greeting. I also thank you for your suggestions. I have been lurking around here for a while and just joined. Again, thank you for the welcome...James 

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Originally Posted by BlueWhisper View Post

Welcome to the board, Tex! I'm running an offset too and I love it.

I like the little smokin Tex cooker, but I will never get away from either of my offset cookers. I too love the whole process of cooking with full wood cuts on a big heavy pit.

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



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I wouldn't call my rig big or heavy (see my sig) but it's more than big enough for my needs and it serves the basic offset functions. Before I got that, all my smoking was direct, so a lot of times it was as close to grilling as smoking.


I'll run some mix of wood and charcoal, depending on what I'm trying to do.

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