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Thread Starter 
New member here from Eastern NC, in the Wilson-Wayne county area. While I love grilling, and will grill just about anything, I am brand new to smoking. I have been researching smokers and reading post on this site for a while now, and decided to order a smoker and give it a try. After reading several recommendations on this site about the Char-broil Double Chef, I decided to order one (I really wanted a Weber, but I will save that for later). Well, I ordered it on Monday, and it was on my doorstep today when I got home from work. The box is in terrible shape and has a lot of tape on it- I hope the smoker is in better condition. This is a great site, and I'll be posting more later. Thanks
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Welcome and enjoy the forum.

You may want to check out Jeff's 5 day E-course.
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Hi there neighbor, I'm about an hour from you in Fuquay Varina; Just joined myself too. Hope everything looks okay once you get inside the box
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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks to all for the warm welcome. The smoker actually looked great once I got inside the box- everything was wrapped, supported, and in place. I now have it assembled and ready for my first smoke. I just have to now decide what to smoke first. I'm leaning toward chicken- since it is the least expensive in case it doesn't turn out so good.
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Have your checked out the Nahunta Pork Center?
I go to the one at the Raleigh farmers market, but the main location is near you. Their quality is great.
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Hello, and welcome to the forum.
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Welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. Congrats on the new smoker glad is was just the box that was damaged. Before you smoke something be sure to clean it out and season the smoker. Chicken is a good first smoke have fun and happy smoking
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First off welcome Acw 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 #11 of 15
Welcome to SMF!! Glad you smoker is up & ready to go. Enjoy the information, the qview but especially the comaraderie. It is a great place to be!!
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Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
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Thread Starter 
Yes, I have been going to the Nahunta Pork Center for a number of years. I actually go by them everyday on my way to work, and it is a great place. I have fired the smoker, rubbed it down with vegatable oil, and have it seasoning right now. It has been maintaining a steady 300-325 for the past 2 hours, and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Not sure how long I should let it go- any suggestions? The owners manual states to season it for at least 2 hours, which I am past.
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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

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