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New guy in Cincinnati.


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Joined Jan 4, 2014
Hey guys,

Just joined SMF this morning.  I've been following the thread now for a few months and decided to join. 

I was born and raised in Atlanta on good Southern cue, and moved to Cincinnati 18 months ago for a job.  Married to my wife with no kids (yet).

I started smoking 3 years ago on a CharBroil American Gourmet.  As a beginner, it was frustrating starting on a cheap smoker.  As I learned and picked up skills along the way, I was still able to turn out some decent bbq out of that thing despite wildly inconsistent temperatures and having to baby-sit the fire basically all day.  I decided to upgrade about a month ago and searched for the right smoker for hours (wanted to stay in the $300-$500 dollar range).  I was able to find a guy on craigslist who builds smokers here in Cincinnati and specializes in reverse flow offset designs.  He had 10-12 for sale, so I bought one last week (pics below).

I'll be smoking two whole chickens and 3 lamb shanks this afternoon as a first run.  Just finished running a dry burn to take care of the oils and paint on the smoker.  Pics to come soon!

Take care.


gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 6, 2011
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.   Post some pictures of your cook
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Joined Feb 3, 2013
Welcome hickory. Thanks for joining. Glad you made it official! You came to the right place for all the help you will need! Make the search bar your new friend. Tons of information on this site. And if you need help just ask!

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