1st smoke ever

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by polkat, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. polkat

    polkat Newbie

    Today I am attempting my very first smoke. I purchased the TMLE from the home Depot and used my 10% military discount. Was pretty straight forward to assemble. Myself and a 10 yr old tossed it together in just over an hour. The only place that seems to leak smoke is from the cooking chamber door. I can live with that. The temp gauge that came with the unit is reading about 265 and my weber digital hovering at 240. This week am hoping to get my tuning plates and fire box. Good this is they will only cost 1 case of soda. Wish me luck yall.
  2. Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have, and pictures help a bunch.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  Check out Jeff’s 5 day smoking E-Course ( link below ) that will help you get started.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!


  3. Hello and welcome from East Texas and .......... LUCK

    Gary S
  4. polkat

    polkat Newbie

    Thanks gary. Should have mentioned that I am just outside of Albuquerque. My ribs came out very juicy. My 10 yr old was hold the cooking door open so I could snap a pic and the lid got away from him. The end result I need a new thermometer as the slammed door cut my problem wires in half.
    Will tuning plates and bricks help hold the heat in really good. I seemed to really burn through the coals.

    Many thanks in advance

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