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Hello to all of the Members of SMF,

I am a new member and I live in Lowell, Michigan, with my wife and three children. I Harvest Green Snap Beans for a living. I like to Hunt, Fish, Backpacking, hiking, Camping and my boys are big in Scouting, Which I am one of the adult leaders of the troop we belong to. I have a friend from our Troop that has brought his smoker to a few of our Scout Campouts and this is what has made me to decide to join the fun of Smoking Meat. I have not purchased a Smoker yet becasue I need some veterans advise on Chacoal versa's a Gas Smoker. Can you get the same great flavor out of a gas versa's charcaol? I had some Deer Jerkey from a friend of mine last week and it was smoked from a Brinkmann Charcoal Smoker and it was the best I have ever had. I wold like to hear from other members of the forum to help make my decision. I have a Charcaol Smoker in mine to purchase and a Propane Gas Smoker in mine to purchase.

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Welcome to the site! you have come to the right place for information, great people here with lots of knowledge. I have both and can't tell a bunch of difference in wood and gas, but I would say the wood is a little better but with that said the gas is sure easier to use. There will be more along with opinions soon.
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George welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. You'll find lots of good info here and some great recipes. People turn out great stuff from all types of smokers and each has advantages and disadvantages so it kinda comes down to a matter of personal preference. Have fun and happy smoking
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Welcome to the forum. I don't use charcoal so can't give you advice on the difference. That said, I really do like my propane Smoke Vault.
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First off welcome George 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.
Welcome To Your New Addict
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Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to the SMF. I am a new guy here too. I have two charcoal smokers, one of which I made with time and basic hand tools.

Keep your eyes open. Your gonna like the way you cook.

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Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to the SMF, George. I use several different sizes for charcoal baskets. The largest, 14" diameter by 7" high will keep 225° for over 14 hours. The smallest one hold about 6 lbs. of charcoal and runs at 225° for 6+ hours. Hope this helps.
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Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay.
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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.
Click Here it's "FREE"... 5 Day eCourse

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...

How to post Qview to Forum:

For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial

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Welcome to SMF, George. Glad you joined us.
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Hiya from down south and welcome to your new addiction.
Own 1 mes electric and i ecb charcoal and 1 new braunfuls coal / stick burner.
Get the best flavor and also the most work from the new braunfuls .
The mes like the gasser is allmost set it and forget it.

will be brining a turkey tomorrow and smoking it saturday . Will use the MES.
different strokes for different folks but it's all smoking!
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