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New cheese-head here.

Joined Sep 19, 2016
Hello all. My name is Nate, and I'm pretty new to the wonderful world of smoking.
I have quite a few buddies who do an amazing job at smoking meats, and I have always just kind of been part of the finished product, or I guess you could call it, "shoving my face full of their delicious briskets, shoulders, etc."
I want to be the guy cooking a great meal for everyone else for a change. I bartered a little concrete work with one friend, in agreement that he has to take me under his smoking wing, and tell me his secrets/tricks to get me rolling along.
I just picked up a chargriller with a side chamber. It has some really nice mods done to it, including the coal tray raised up to allow for more airflow, a really nice baffle plate in the grill itself, dryer duct to lower the stack, and two new thermometers in the hood, that are dead on. Well seasoned, and ready to go.
So, I joined up here to soak up all the info that I can from you guys/gals. I'm off to explore the site!


Master of the Pit
Joined Apr 6, 2015
Hello Nate and  
  to you.

Glad you're here on this great site.

It seems kind of scary and real complicated at first,

but it's not.

Have fun and remember pictures of your smokes are good things.



SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
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Joined Jun 22, 2009
Hi Nate!

Welcome to SMF!

Glad to have you with us!

Looking forward to seeing your new smoker in  action!


gary s

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Joined Jan 6, 2011
  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a warm and humid day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.


smokin jay

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Joined Sep 16, 2016
We use to go through tomahawk on our way to lake gogibic in the U.P. when snowmobiling. It's great up there!

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