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Hello There

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My name is Chris, and I live in Chicago, if that wasn't obvious.

I have been grilling for many years, and just moved into smoking/BBQ. Got a CG Smokin Pro for my b-day, and love it. I've already made some great meals on it, thanks to tips I read on this and other sites before picking my grill. I've done all the more or less standard mods to it (grate level thermometer, extending the stack, charcoal basket, baffle), and it's cooking great. I was torn between the WSM and CG, but ultimately picked the CG for the versatility. I'm really happy with my choice. I've also got the 18.5" Weber One Touch for my auxilary grill for veggies/burgers/whatever to go with the BBQ.

Currently grilling with Stubs all natural briquettes and alder, maple, and hickory chunks. Intend to make my first trip to Berger Bros this Wednesday to stock up on lump.

As I go, I'll try to post some pics & start some threads to get pointers from you all and learn as much as I can.
post #2 of 15
Chris welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Have fun and happy smoking
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Welcome to SMF, Chris. Glad you joined us.
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Welcome to the site Chris.
Congrats on the new smoker, glad you're loving it and I'm sure you're going to love it here.
Good folks, good recipes and great Qviews.
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Welcome to SMF

Welcome to SMF Chris!!
Glad you decided to join us.
Thomas biggrin.gif
post #6 of 15
Welcome Chris,,,glad to have you here
post #7 of 15
Welcome Chris. You're off to a great start.
post #8 of 15
Hello Chris, and welcome to the SMF. Sounds as if you're already having fun this summer. It's all good my friend.
post #9 of 15

Welcome Chris, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

Be sure to check out Jeff's 5Day Smoking Basics eCourse, you can find it here it's "FREE"...5 Day e Course

Everyone here enjoys seeing the qview so be sure to post plenty of pics.
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welcome to smf
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Welcome from another Chicagoan. Where about's do you live? I'm in Orland Park
post #12 of 15
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I am in Albany Park, by Wilson & Kimball.
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First off welcome to SMF. Your gonna like it here cause there are alot of good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smokin. Next I think you should look up the E-course it's free and very informative and it will show you the basics of smoking. Then check this out
It will show you how to post Qview (pictures) and we like that so we can see what your smoking with and what your smoking. So go get something to smoke.
Welcome to The Addiction
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NBe sure to sign up for Jeff's course you will learn alot of things.
post #15 of 15
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Hey all,

Thanks for the welcome aboard wishes. Already signed up for the course.

Hope to do some pulled pork this weekend (if my wife's friends come over for a "play date" with their kids").

Heading to Berger Brothers tomorrow, and I will definitely try to take some picks while I'm there and post a report.
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