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I found this site in my travels...searching for a new smoker. Tony, my New Braunfels Bandera is a champ but can be demanding trying to keep the temp right, my Sam's club gas grill is kindof my everyday go to grill right outside the kitchen door and my charbroil "big square grill" is a blast. I'm not sure I could be considered a Grill Master in this crowd but I have been smoking for going on 30 years, have built smokers out of pipe and pits in the ground, Have tried to smoke just about every food out there except jello, have considered competing but never pulled the trigger and am the best smoker in the world according to my wife ( and a few friends).

I was looking at gas or electric and ran across the traeger. My brother in law who ran BBQ restaurants in memphis told me to go with electric when I asked about gas or electric. We'll get into this in another place on the forum.

I live in the heart of dixie, to fish, hate to work...what more can I say?
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Welcome jsanders.
Sounds like you have a pretty good grasp on things already.
If doing jello I would put the liquid in the smoker for about half an hour, fruit wood would work best then cool it PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
Don't know if that is something I would try or not. Maybe add some smoked pork cubes to the center like fruit cocktail?
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Welcome to SMF. Smokers of all disciplines hang out here and exchange ideas. Yes, even those who use aluminum foil ... *ducking for cover* biggrin.gif

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Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing some pics of your smokes.
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Welcome to SMF!! Lots of good folks and information here... PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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You're just not gonna fit in here! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

Welcome aboard. Your in luck, we don't talk too much about work here any ways.
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Welcome to SMF. Glad to have you here.
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Welcome aboard, jsanders! Glad you joined us.
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Welcome to the SMF from southern Oregon!
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Hello and welcome to the SMF. Nice introduction, looks like you'll fit right in with this great group of folks. Also, congrats on the new smoker. It's all good my friend.
post #11 of 15
welcome this site is a lot of fun

lookin forward to seeing your tide in the sec title game
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Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For Those of you New to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.
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Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large IMG setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...

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Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
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Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay.
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First off welcome to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
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