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  1. L

    Curing vs Pre-Season New Electric Smoker

    Hello, I have a brand new Electric Smoker (Aldi Brand Range Master). Looking at the manual it tells me I need to Pre-Season and Also Cure before first use, however the instructions are slightly different for both and I am not sure what to follow 1. Pre-Season A. Water bowl in place no water...
  2. K

    Newbie could use some guidance

    I have been reading many posts about building a RF smoker from 275 Oil Tank. Have a few questions as I plan my own. 1) Is it necessary to have a heat shield in addition to the RF plate? If so, what is the purpose? 2) Why is it necessary to have a 24x24x44 firebox if the fire is not going to...
  3. L

    Newbie from New Hampshire

    Good Afternoon! Decided to venture into the world of smoking, not planning anything too intense just interested in making it into a nice hobby. Recently got my hands on a Masterbuilt 30-inch Digital Electric Smoker. I'm currently trying to figure out what I want to smoke first, so if anyone has...
  4. DaveSkybiker

    Newbie from Batangas City, Philippines

    Hi everyone. I just built myself a 200L steel drum smoker, or UDS (as per youtube) and I am looking for tips on smoking, and possible charcoal and wood sources around the area; if anyone is from near me anyway. I've tried using local charcoal, but it burns too quickly, and briquette sources are...
  5. M

    Newbie dealing with Temperature Drop

    Hey All, I'm a newbie to smoking but very eager to get better at this craft. I recently bought a Weber Smokey Mountain grill. I've tried now twice to smoke ribs and then chicken but failed each time. Both times I struggled to maintain the temperature and experience a sudden drop off...
  6. adaretpdx

    Wanting to up my smoking game from Oregon

    Hello Everyone, I have a Green Mountain Jim Bowie smoker going on nearly 3 years. I have done OK with it (people have enjoyed the ribs I've cooked), probably because I haven't tried to get to fancy. I put ribs in it, try different temperatures (usually start at 220, raise it after a couple of...
  7. FernandoJr27

    Yoder Smoker in NJ

    Hi everyone, I'm new to bbq smoking (about 2 years) and I have 18" Webber SMS , and a Dyna-Glo vertical off set smoker. I'm looking to upgrade my Dyna glo because it has too much leaks and the fire box started to flake off the paint. My question is does anyone knows where I can get and Yoder...
  8. S

    First time smoker - masterbuild charcoal

    Hello my BBQ people! I am currently curing my smoker and am excited to start using it. I have already experimented with indirect heat smoking on my gas grill (chicken breasts, pork loin, chicken wings) and slow oven "smoking," (pork shoulder and beef brisket) but this is my first time using...
  9. McCann519

    Canuck Newbie Eh?

    Just wanted to say Hi to the group and introduce myself. Im Chris from Canada lol just got my first smoker, a currently stock Gen 1 30" MES and have been loving the forum. So many helpful threads with step by step instructions and recipes. It has made the jump into the smoking world much easier...
  10. chauf1974

    Converting GOSM from Propane to electric

    Hello, I am new to smoking.I currently have a Great Outdoors Smokey Mountain vertical propane smoker that I would like to convert to electric due to fire codes when I moved into an apartment. Looking through many of the custom builds and mods threads I see many people using either hot plate...
  11. K

    My first smoker

    I have a Masterbuilt 20050211 Black Propane Smoker, 40-Inch Ariving on Monday. The goal is to use it for turkey day. I thought id try out the 2 proteins im planning on doing for thanksgiving prior to the day. Turkey and brisket I just came along these boards, and have been hearing great...
  12. smittybbq

    Hello from west Tennessee

    Just found this forum today. I just got my smoker this year and am just now learning. I have a char broil electric smoker. I must say this page is awesome. Can't wait to learn so much from all of you!
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