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Virgin here. Been grilling for years, thought I'd take the next step and give smoking a shot. Wanted the Weber 22" SM (my grills are the 14 and 18.5 Weber so it made sense to me) but unfortunately couldn't locate one locally by Christmas. I ended up with a "Similar" unit from Barbeques Galore so the cherry gets popped today.

Been finding a ton of info on the forum and main site and it's a bit overwhelming to be honest so thank you for the information overload. PDT_Armataz_01_23.gif

Gonna be deflowered with an 11lb turkey and pecan. Hoping for something edible later this afternoon.
post #2 of 12
First off welcome Phil 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 Addiction
post #3 of 12
Welcome Philbie - my experience with BBQ galore is that they usually carry good quality equipment - my gas BBQ is a 15 year old Cookon from there and is still going strong - Good luck with the turkey
post #4 of 12
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 #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Well, it turned out ok. The 11lb turkey cooked much quicker than I thought it would. Basically I think I had way too much charcoal and couldn't get the heat much below 300. Lesson learned. The smoke flavor was pretty close.

The woman loved it, I'm not a big turkey fan to begin with and it was fine. It was a good experiment on a $4 bird. Next on the agenda is a ham followed by a rib roast (a bit more than $4).
post #6 of 12
Welcome to SMF.I cook all my birds 300 degree plus and love em myself.
post #7 of 12
Welcome to the SMF.
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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.

How to post Qview to Forum:

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

For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial
post #9 of 12
Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
post #10 of 12
Welcome to the SMF. I have the 18" WSM and love it. Glad to hear you're turkey came out good.
post #11 of 12
welcome to the SMF Philbie
post #12 of 12
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
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