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Happy New Year from Maryland!


Joined Dec 29, 2013
Hi, I'm Linda from Lisbon, Maryland.  I currently have a Weber grill (that is worn out), an electric smoker (that I never made friends with), and a Large Big Green Egg.  My daughters gave me the BGE for a birthday gift in November, so I haven't had a lot of time with it yet.   The stuff I've cooked on it so far has been fabulous!  I am totally impressed with how easy it is to control the temp, making it a wonderful way to smoke.  I made an awesome smoked turkey for Thanksgiving, a rib roast, salmon, veggies..... Everything has been great.  Really looking forward to an abundance of great food!  I'm hoping to be able to ask my questions here, as well as helping others with the experiences I've had.

As far as the electric smoker goes, what I didn't like about it was not being able to control the temperature.  It was plugged in, or it wasn't.  It was way too hot for me, and seemed to smoke too fast, and dry out the food.  I didn't want to use charcoal because of the attention it would require, and I've never used propane anything yet. 

I am very happy to say that I can totally control the temp with the BGE.  I smoked the turkey for 10 hours, and never had to add more charcoal.  Grilling on it has been great, even cooked a pizza from scratch in it.

I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's experiences and suggestions! 

Happy New Year!!



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Welcome to the forum Linda

Great list of equipment !!!

You ve come to the best place for great information on smoking and many other types of cooking! Many friendly people here that love to help.  Also make the search button your best friend. There are over a million post in this forum. That powerful information on a vast array of subjects right at your fingertips.


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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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