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I have recently found you guys and look fwd to a great deal of enjoyable and useful sharing of information and experiences.

I have been using charcoal, cheapo Brinkmans for around 30 yrs and was attempting to invent a rig that used Brinkman technology and parts but was powered by a turkey fryer burner and regulator. I was unable to get a consistant temp low enough to suit me and began the search for parts that would enable me to do so. I found a Camp Chef Smoke Vault for only a few dollars more than the parts I needed would have been. I am in the process of learning the gas smoker techniques.

To share some of my observations and opinions: I have wasted a great deal of money on seasonings. I now use only Adams Fajatia seasoning on brisket and Tone's Cajun seasoning on pork and poultry. Haven't been able to justify the trouble and expense of marinades and rubs. Tony Chacre's (forgive my spelling, Tony) Garlic Butter Injection is good for turkeys.

I can do a brisket that you can hurt yourself with, but I can't do a beef roast worth a hoot!

I keep experimenting w different woods for flavoring, but have yet to find any that I like better than mesquite.
post #2 of 12
Welcome to the SMF. Don't worry, things will come together as you gather info. and baptism by fire. Sometimes wood selection is paired with the type of meat you plan to use, bottomline... wharever taste you like.
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Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


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Welcome to the SMF, remember questions are welcomed here and we like Q-ViewsPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #5 of 12
Welcome greazy. Glad to have you with us. Sounds like you like a strong smoke flavor when you smoke. Have you tried mixing your woods to blend a smoke flavor? Maybe some cherry with that mesquite? Looking forward to your posts.
post #6 of 12
Welcome, welcome. I also own a Camp Chef Smoke Vault and have very good success with it. Glad to have you join us.
post #7 of 12
Welcome aboard greazy, glad you joined us! Lookin' forward to your posts! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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This is a great place

Glad you found us this is a great place with a lot of good people and Info
post pics of your smokes it what we love
Good Luck and good Smoking
post #9 of 12
Hi Greazy!...Welcome to the SMF!...PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif...We're glad to have you with us!...
post #10 of 12
Welcome greazy. You have run into the greatest place on the net ifn you like smokin. This place is a infomation mega site. If I could get a nickle for each bit of help or chunk of info I have received or shared I could quit work.
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Welcome to the SMF FamilyPDT_Armataz_01_40.gificon_exclaim.gif
post #12 of 12
Welcome Greazy -

I have a Smoke Vault also - Love it! You'll enjoy this place, lots of fine food and folks!
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