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Original poster
Nov 18, 2013
Cerritos, CA
Hello all, 

My name is Gary, I just recently picked up a smoker from a friend. This is my first time with this style of cooking, or any type for that matter. But I am very excited to give it a go and learn. It's always been a goal of mines to cook in this fashion, and I can't wait to taste the results.  

I look forward to learning from everyone here! 

Here is the setup I currently have. 

Everything all inside. Nice and neat

Temp gauge

The interior

Shelves and heat coal holding pot thingy



Legs and chimney all fit inside the unit to make it portable

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Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Feb 9, 2009
N.E. Oklahoma
Hello Gary...Welcome to SMF!  You'll like it here, lots of friendly folks who enjoy sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  Just ask when you need anything and someone will surely have the answer.  

FYI, you can embed your photos directly into your posts.  It'll always get you more responses because most members won't take the time to go to photobucket and download your pics.  Here is a tutorial thread for uploading pics into a post:

Happy Smoking!


gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Jan 6, 2011
Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything  ........
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big andy a

Smoking Fanatic
Nov 7, 2011
Loudon, Tennessee

Welcome to another California smoker to the family - even if you are on the wrong half of the state! 

This is a great place to hang out, learn a little and share your stories.

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