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post #1 of 10
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my name is chad price i am a SSG/E-6 stationed at fort stewart ga. i am very new to smoking so far i have had mixed results. i cant get my charcoal smoker to get to temp and stay there so can any one help me thank you
post #2 of 10
Hi Chad - welcome to SMF, and thank you for serving our country, sir! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

May I first suggest, as a newbie to smoking, signing up for the free 5-day eCourse that's offered through the forum? That'll get you off to the right start ...

Regarding your temp problem, how much charcoal are you using in the pan? Are you using a pre-lit container of lit charcoal to your coal pan, prior to sealing up the smoker? I've got an ecb like yours as to many here on the site. Tons of mods you can make to the little thing to get it tweaked how ya want it.

Good luck, and happy smokes!
post #3 of 10
Chad welcome to SMF I'm glad you joined us. Thank you for your service I really do appreciate it. You will find lots of great info and recipes here. Sumosmoke has that same smoker and I'm sure she'll have you up and smoking in no time. Have fun and happy smoking
post #4 of 10
Welcome to the SMF family. Its a great place filled with alot of smokin smart people.
May all your smoke be thin and blue.
post #5 of 10
Welcome aboard soldierboy! Please check out this link and give us a little military history with you as the star! http://smokingmeatforums.com/forums/...ad.php?t=16718
post #6 of 10
Welcome Soldierboy!
And thank you for your service! As has been mentioned, look into the 5 day ecourse. I think you'll be impressed with the information contained there. Look forward to your posts and again, welcome aboard.
post #7 of 10
Welcome to the addiction Chad wink.gif
post #8 of 10
Welcome to SMF! As mentioned above, check out the mod section for your smoker. It will make all the difference.
post #9 of 10

Do you live on post? What unit are you with? What kinda smoker?

Found ya, if you are in 1-30.
Kinda interested to know what "pompom" means.
post #10 of 10
Welcome Chad to a great forum..And a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for what you do for our country..we appreciate you more then you know.
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