Hi from OH-IO

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by hdsmoke, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. hdsmoke

    hdsmoke Smoking Fanatic

    Hi all, neewb to smoking here. I just picked up a Chargriller smokin pro this week, planning to assemble it tonight and ran across this site looking at reviews then ran into the mods. I plan to put the drier vent on and new thermometers first thing. That seems like most critical. Anything else i should do off the bat before i firet his thing up and start playing?

    Im a big waterfowl hunter and plan to try out smoking duck and goose this year. I have hi-hopes for the duck, but have yet to find a goose recipe that makes my mouth water when i think about it...even the best have been just above average IMO. So, tips are welcome!
  2. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, glad to have you here. And always good to see another Buckeye!
  3. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to our big little family! Glad you joined!
  4. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    welcome...and if there is a goose recipe that is good. you will find it here.
  5. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome HDsmoke. You picked a great site to come and learn from and share ideas with.
  6. Welcome to SMF HDsmoke!!
    Glad you decided to join us.

    Thomas [​IMG]
  7. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome and enjoy the forum.

    Steve Raichlin (? spelling) just did a thing on smoked duck on public TV. I think if you search for Barbecue U You can find his site for help with that. If you can't find it PM me, I have it on my other computer.
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

    Be sure to check out Jeff's 5Day Smoking Basics eCourse, you can find it here it's "FREE"...5 Day e Course

    Everyone here enjoys seeing the qview so be sure to post plenty of pics.
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello there, and welcome to the SMF. Congrats on that new smoker. once assembled and you have added your mods, season that puppy. It's all good my friend.
  10. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]from IO-WA. We're gonna kick your....oh never mind, we probably won't
  11. hdsmoke

    hdsmoke Smoking Fanatic

    I love finding a good friendly forum and one that gets replies during the day! While people are doing that ugly 4 letter word...its good to know im not alone screwing around when i should be doing other things!

    As for OH vs IA...at least you get to watch us choke repeatedly!! haha
  12. norrell6

    norrell6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I wouldnt bother with those mods. I would however, turn the charcoal pan in the smoker upside down to make a baffle. I would also get a Maverick remote thermometer that tracks the smoker and meat temp. The baffle is the only mod I have made to my CGSP except for the firebox mod. If you look through my posts you can see pictures of the mods I made. I am too lazy to go back and find it myself (sorry).

    Good luck and happy smoking.
  13. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First off welcome to SMF. Your gonna like it here cause there are alot of good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smokin. Next I think you should look up the E-course it's free and very informative and it will show you the basics of smoking. Then check this out
    It will show you how to post Qview (pictures) and we like that so we can see what your smoking with and what your smoking. So go get something to smoke.
    Welcome to The Addiction
  14. hdsmoke

    hdsmoke Smoking Fanatic

    I tried to click on the 5 day ecourse link and my browser shows a broken link. Is this normal?

    Also, do i need to season my chargriller? I dont have instructions on that!

    One more question...i assembled it last night and when i push the ash drawer in, there is about a 1/4" gap around part of the opening where it doesnt fit tight. Is this a problem? Normal? Remedy?

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