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Great another FNG

post #1 of 13
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Hey all from the great rainy northwest.. Names Mike just got my first true smoker. I've been using a chip box on my grill and while it was "ok" I really wasn's satisfied with the results so I told the wife that I wanted a smoker for Christmas and after alot of searching both the web and budget dictated the No. 6 gas smoker from Smoke Hollow... Got it put togther this morning and let it season for 3 hours with a tray full of Hickory. Only problem I can see right out the gate is that I cannot for the life of me get the temp down under 300 even with the damper all the way open.

Well that's about it I promise not to ask too many stupid questions before I use the search function.
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post #3 of 13
Welcome to the family, glad you found us

You will find a ton of good information floating around in here

Don't be afraid to ask questions and remember, the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask.

Check out the 5 day ecourse it is definitely worth it

Good Luck And Happy Smokes
post #4 of 13
Welcome to SMF. Hope you enjoy the time you spend here and learn lots. btw, get yourself a different thermometer a probe type digital. My Smoke Hollow was off by over 62°.
post #5 of 13
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #6 of 13
Welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. You'll find lots of good info and some great recipes here. As was said don't trust that stock thermometer they are hardly ever right. Are you using water in the water pan that should help some too. Have fun and happy smoking
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Yep filled it within about and inch of the top... I had a small ~3lb brisket that I was going to grill up today but figured it would be the sacrificial lamb so to speak.. Just pulled it out after 5 hours for a rest. New member new QView up coming...
post #8 of 13
Welcome to the SMF.icon_smile.gif
post #9 of 13
Welcome, I agree with DanJ, never trust just one thermometer.
post #10 of 13
Welcome to the SMF from down south (Medford, OR)!
post #11 of 13
Welcome to the SMF from way up north on the US/Canada border.
post #12 of 13
Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
post #13 of 13
Hello Mike, and welcome to the SMF family! Glad you're here. Congrats on your new rig, please post pics!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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