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bubbly top bbq

Fire Starter
Original poster
Nov 30, 2006
Naubinway, Michigan
Good Morning,

Just found this great website. Wish I would have found it sooner. I hail from the east end of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I have been smoking for a little over a year, so I am new at this. Smoke when I have a chance on the weekends. I use a Modified ZX-7200, at least that's what I call it. It is an big, old, resurrected charcoal grill, I have repaired and modified. Works okay.
I am really interested building a smokehouse/smoker. Something I could smoke a brisket in but also use to smoke fish, sausage and jerky. Looking for opinions and ideas. Many thanks for any input


Fire Starter
Aug 17, 2006
By Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Welcome to the best forum going!!!!!!!!!!

I too am a fairly new user but I have read almost every post. What a great amount of quality information. Hang around a bit and read, read , read.

Try some of the recipies and let us know of your progress and successes. Remeber, there are no failures, just learning oppertunities.

Once again....Welcome


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Jul 16, 2006
Northern NY (Adirondacks)
Welcome, welcome! Glad you are here.

Feel free to ask questions. The friendly folk here will make answer.

Take care, have fun, and do good!




Meat Mopper
OTBS Member
Nov 21, 2006
I am a newbie here also but the wealth of information is awesome.The folks here just keep puttin it out there for everyone to learn from.Welcome to the site!


Smoking Guru
Staff member
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
OTBS Admin
Group Lead
Jul 7, 2005
Midvale, UT
Glad to have you with us cobbiecook. Lots of great info here and great people to help you be a successful Pitmaster.

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