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Greetings from Atlanta, GA


Joined Jul 13, 2016
My name is Lou and I just picked up my first ever smoker yesterday from Craigslist.

It is a Charbroil 600 vertical gas smoker. I got a great deal on it that also came with a 1/2 tank of gas.

The reason that I want to start smoking is simple. I want to make my own meat that I feel, right now, I pay way too much in the store. My wife and I are eating via Whole 30/Paleo and this means that we eat a lot of meat.

I plan on smoking chickens, wings, butts, brisket etc. We plan on making Sunday or "Smoking Day" so that we can eat on for the entire week to come.

I plan on experimenting with rubs, seasonings and flavor chips. 

My initial thought was to get 2-3 additional grates, bbq gloves and a cover. 

But I don't know if I necessarily need all of those things right away. The smoker came with 3 racks but I possibly see a need for more. 

I am very excited and looking forward to smoking some stuff!

If anyone knows of a great site for recipes that they would like to share I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks and I am glad to be a member.


joe black

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Welcome from SC, Lou. It's good to have you here on this great site.


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   to the forum!

Glad to have you aboard Lou!


gary s

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  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from another hot day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.


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