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I am new to the forum but not to smoking . I have been smoking about 5 years now on a Bradley digital it works well but I wanted to try propane smoker so I bought a   GOSH 3605BGD Big Block. I haven't used it yetmainley because I need to know what type of wood to use chunk , chip or pellet and that is what brought me here looking for answers.This seems like a great site lots of diffrent ideas.Thanks for alowing me to join and be part of the community.


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Welcome and enjoy.

I can't help with your question since I use a MES, but someone will be along.


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Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Congrats on the new smoker that model is a great choice. You can use either or both try them and see which you prefer. Chunks generally last longer. You'll find lots of good info and some great recipes here. Have fun and happy smoking


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I think since most gassers use a chip box or pan so you can use chips or chunks .

 The chunks will probably last a lil longer. But you can get creative and use say ,pecan chunks and add a small hand full of cherry or apple chips or if you want a lil stronger smoke when doing beef or larger cuts you can add mesquete chips.

BTW . Welcome to SMF!!!
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First off Welcome Keith to SMF. you'll like it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. So if you need sign up for the E-Course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good methods to use also. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.

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Welcome to the forum Keith.  You will find well informed people as well as good times here, so sit back, pull up a cold one & let the smoking begin!  Have fun.


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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.


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Hello, and welcome to the SMF. I started out with chips and quickly moved on to chunks. Seems like less time spent loading. I also started using RO lump along with the chunks, good combo when using my big block. It's all good my friend.


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Hi Keith, Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.

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