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Hello from Idaho


Joined Nov 4, 2013
Hey guys and gals,

My name is Lewis. Im new to the smoking meat world. 

I bought a Chargriller 9040 at a company sale for way less then retail. Anyway, Ive used it off and on for 3 months. Havent tried smoking anything tell today.

Anyway i have a lot to learn, and a lot of reading to do!

For the first time im trying to smoke a 5lb brisket. Hopefully it turns out good.


smokin pappy

Joined Nov 3, 2013
Good luck on your smoke I'm pretty descent on ribs and butts yet I can't pull the trigger on a brisket.

gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
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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   ......... Worked a time or two in Soda Springs
[/h1][h1]  [/h1][h1]Gary[/h1]


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Joined Nov 4, 2013
Thanks guys! I'm sure I'll be asking questions along the way.

So far the brisket seems to be doing really good. I started the smoker at 630 this morning. It seemed like it had a hard time getting up to 175 to 180. I put the meat on at 830 the temp dropped down to 135 and stayed there for a little over an hour, finally it started to climb back up. Last check about 10 mins ago the meat was at 130 degrees so got a long way to go still.

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Joined Feb 9, 2009
Welcome to the forums Lewis!  You've found the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.


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