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Hey people. Yup, another new guy here. My name is Ben and I'm in southwest Michigan. A couple days ago I bought a Smoke Hollow #5 gasser. I put it together yesterday and did the initial burn. Today, I attempted to season it. I tossed in a handful of Hickory chips, went in the house, and went back outside about ten minutes later, only to be nearly suffocated by huge amounts of nasty Hickory smoke billowing out of the unit. Obviously, I have some learning to do.

I turned the smoker down to low and then things became more tolerable. I was surprised how quickly the chips burned up. My goals for the weekend are to smoke something (uh, meat of some sort). Before that, though, I am planning on buying some wood chunks and a better thermometer. I'll try to attach a couple of photos.

Now, off to change into some clothes that don't stink like bad smoke. Take care and have a great weekend! I was so excited to get the thing put together that I really didn't make it a priority to get the label off the front.
post #2 of 14
Howdy & welcome to the SMF!!
post #3 of 14
Welcome Aboard! :)
post #4 of 14
Welcome to the SMF from a cold MO! As for learning, that's half the fun! As long as all you burned was wood, your're doing fine! icon_wink.gif
post #5 of 14
Welcome to SMF from a fellow Michigander!
post #6 of 14
Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
post #7 of 14
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
post #8 of 14
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks here and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. icon_smile.gif
post #9 of 14
Always great to have more SW Michigan folks around! You'll get that gasser figured out! Just be patient, use cheap meats until ya do.PDT_Armataz_01_01.gif
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Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

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I Would Highly Suggest Reading these posts on Food Safety by bbally.

This thread will tell you basically everything you need to know and the man explaining it is
both a ServSafe Instructor and a HACCP Instructor.


Here you can get the 2009 USDA Food Safety Guide from his site.

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

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.

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

post #11 of 14
Welcome aboard glad to increase the Michigan population here.
post #12 of 14
welcome to smf!!!
post #13 of 14
Welcome from the side east side of the state.
post #14 of 14
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
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