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Jerry here. New to smoking last year.

I'm currently working on putting together a new Char Griller. I've researched the mods and am making them before using it the first time. I'm hoping to have it finished this weekend. I'm taking my time to get it right since there is still too much snow on the ground to set it up outside yet. This one is to let me start building recipes and technique. When I know what I want (like that could ever happen....) I plan to invest in my "ultimate trailer".

I also do a fair amount of campfire dutch oven cooking.

My ultimate goal for a setup is to rebuild my trailer with a smoker, separate grill, dutch oven tables and a two burner stove. A canopy overhead is on the wish list. Maybe next year...

Anyway, glad to be here. I've learned a lot here and hope to contribute as well.

post #2 of 18
Welcome to the forum, Jerry. Looking forward to some qview of your smokes. Glad you found us here.
post #3 of 18
welcome to SMF, it is a great place, hope you enjoy it
post #4 of 18
Hey there neighbor - Welcome to SMF. We'd love to see some qview of your setup and am curious where here in Southern MN you are!??!
post #5 of 18
Welcome to SMF Jerry. Doing your mods as you put it together is a great move. You have some great smokes coming your way. I wish I had done something similar. Enjoy the forum.
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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
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Welcome to the SMF Yerry, We are glad to have you onboard
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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.

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

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.

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...

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 #9 of 18
Your state has couple more lakes than that I think,,,,?

Glad to see you joined us, Congrats !!!
post #10 of 18
welcome to the forum neighbor!!! i am near st cloud where you at??? looking forward to your qview after you get your char griller seasoned.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #11 of 18
Welcome aboard Jerry! I am a southern Minnesota boy too. New Ulm actually. Moved from there right out of high school. Don't even want to say how long ago that was. Migrated north and live near Duluth now.

You will find the answer to all your questions here. Lots of helpful knowledgeable folks around here. We are hoping to organize a Minnesota summer get together. Here is the link where you can learn more.
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Welcome to SMF, Jerry. Glad you joined us.
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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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Howdy, welcome to the SMF!!
post #15 of 18
Good to have ya neighbor, im in Winona
post #16 of 18
Hi Jerry,
Southern Minnesota here also, between Faribault and Mankato. I'm just listing a Char-Griller for sale. Check out the classifieds here to see what was modded on mine. Have a great time preparing awesome food.
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanx everyone!

For the record, I updated my profile to show my location, Fairmont, MN.

jjwdiver - I'll be in your area fishing in a few weeks.

MossyMO - Yup, more than five lakes in MN. Our town has five inside the city limits.

erain - Straight south of ya on Hwy 15, just stop before ya hit Iowa.

3montes - Great idea for a get together. I'm hoping to make it up in your area for some fishing this summer. I'd love to make it work.

We can actually see some grass now. The snow is melting like crazy. Got some work done on the smoker. Most everything is ready.

Thanx again for all the kind words and support.

post #18 of 18
First off welcome Jerry to SMF. It sounds like you are well on your way to be an outstanding new member of this fine site. 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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