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Hello from Chicago!

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Been a longtime lurker, and decided today was the day to actually sign up and try to contribute back to this community which has helped me a lot along the way.

 

Going to eventually pull the trigger on the Smokin-it #2. Hopefully I don't miss the current sale price. 

 

Looking forward to actually being a part of the forums.

 

Have a great weekend, everyone!

post #2 of 13

Welcome out of the shadows TheLocNar!  Glad you are here and looking forward to the new smoker and contributing your results.  Looking forward to it!

 

Have fun!

 

Ray

post #3 of 13
Welcome to,the forum - fellow Chicagoland smoker here.
post #4 of 13
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Thanks! Still haven't pulled the trigger just yet. Trying to get things in order for the smoking station area. Slow going since I work so much too. But I'm not going anywhere. biggrin.gif
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JFYI in case you are still trying to figure out what you want to get...you might want to check out a pellet smoker.  Kind of the best of both worlds - smoker and a grill.  I went from an inexpensive electric Brinkmann to a  Smoke Daddy PelletPro 627 and like it a lot.  They are up in Waukegan too which is kind of nice.  Can save a few bucks by picking it up yourself.  

 

Lots of options to consider though - take the plunge either way.  You'll have fun.

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Originally Posted by muralboy View Post

JFYI in case you are still trying to figure out what you want to get...you might want to check out a pellet smoker.  Kind of the best of both worlds - smoker and a grill.  I went from an inexpensive electric Brinkmann to a  Smoke Daddy PelletPro 627 and like it a lot.  They are up in Waukegan too which is kind of nice.  Can save a few bucks by picking it up yourself.  

Lots of options to consider though - take the plunge either way.  You'll have fun.

Those are super cool.. And unfortunately out of my budget and a bit overkill for me. I already have a full-time natural gas grill so a smoker would just be a supplement. Love that they are up in Waukegan though. Not all that far from me. Something to keep in mind for the future. That's a killer special they have for the fall too. 240lb of pellets for free. Dang!

Thanks for the suggestion!

Going to pull the trigger on the Smokin-it this week. ;)
post #7 of 13
It looks like a nice smoker - enjoy!
post #8 of 13
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Ordered last night and got tracking already. Will update when I get it all set up. I've got chunks and chips on order. I did also order the mesh chip tray guard thingy too, so I'll be playing with it to see if I like chunks or chips better. Looking forward to contribution more! :)
post #9 of 13

So when do I get my invite???? LOL

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So when do I get my invite???? LOL

lol Let me at least get this thing seasoned! Just unpacked it and put the wheels on. It's outside seasoning right now. Probably won't get to using it until he weekend. But so far my impressions with build quality are very good. Thank dog this thing has handles now. It's heavy! Got my temp probe inside just to monitor temps. Set smoker to 250 per instructions for seasoning. Really looking forward to using this thing!
post #11 of 13

Once you start you won't be able to stop!!!  Even when you have a full weekend, you will find yourself with a full smoker.

 

Good luck.

post #12 of 13
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Test run of a small end piece of salmon went great. The rest is sitting out now, just waiting. :)


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

 

Sure looks good !

 

 

Gary

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