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New member is south west Virginia


Joined Oct 31, 2013
Hi. My name is Arden, and I've been smoking meat for a long time, of and on. It's back on now. Got a Brinkman Gourmet Smoker. Used to have an El Cheapo, but this one is much better with a two-piece charcoal pan and removable barrel. Works pretty good. Living about 45 minutes south west of Roanoke, 2 miles west of I-81. Beautiful place to live. Surrounded by mountains.

I'm retired from industrial and Class 8 truck maintenance. I read a lot and grill a lot. Oh, I also have a budget Char Broil gas grill. Works great.

That's all I know. Thanks.


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Arden welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Have fun and happy smoking


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Welcome aboard Arden! Glad you've joined our group. You'll find there are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who genuinely enjoy helping one another. Looking forward to your input, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.


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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   .........  Also have one like that with mods, turns out some mighty fine Q
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Welcome to the Forum!!!

You will love it here. Great information and advice to be had. So sit back and enjoy!!!

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