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Howdy from Denver

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Hello all--

 

My name is Casey, and I've been lurking in the forums for a couple of weeks now, doing my due diligence before making my first big smoker purchase.  Today I decided to register on the forum and dive into the action.  I've already learned much from many of the posters on this site -- this is an amazing resource for a newbie like myself.

 

I live in Denver, CO, and I have relatively little smoking experience.  I bought a simple Brinkmann vertical charcoal smoker from a big box a few years ago, but I've only used it sparingly and with little success.  For a few months I've been trying to convince my wife that order and balance can be restored to the universe only if I buy a new smoker.  It was a hard sell, but after a recent promotion at work (or because she couldn't bear to be asked to watch another "first smoke on the Smokin-It/Smokin Tex/Cookshack/MES" YouTube video), she caved.

 

After lots of research, I landed on the Smokin-It Model 3 with the 1800W Auber PID controller (WSD-1500GPH).  I'm an engineer with an affinity for gadgets, and I like the idea of having programmatic control throughout a cook.  I just need to be careful not to overcomplicate my way into bad food.  The new equipment is en route and I hope to get it set up, seasoned, and then filled with meat in a couple of weeks (I have a previously-planned vacation next week, which I'd cancel if I could and smoke delicious food all week instead).

 

Like I said, I'm a novice, but I hope to be able to contribute something useful in the future, once I've got some experience under my belt.  Until then, I promise to not be obnoxious, to search existing posts for an answer before creating a new thread, etc., and to appreciate learning from those who've been at this for a while.

 

Thanks,

Casey

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texas.gif  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from another hot day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

 

Gary

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