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NEW smoker from illinois

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jeff bernaeyge, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. hello I'm a new smoker from pingree grove Illinois. I just got my dyna glo vertical smoker yesterday. ready for this journey
  2. oldsmokerdude

    oldsmokerdude Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome, Jeff. Journey is a great word to use for the long-lived "hobby" you are about to undertake. You can make it as simple or complex as you like. Learn just a few good "recipes" or get into very small technical details; it's up to you. Whichever route you choose, there are many here with significant knowledge and eager to share what they know as well as answer any questions you may have or help resolve any problems.

    Good luck to you on the journey, share pictures of your cooks, and let us know how we can help.
    Scott "Stu" Stewart and Xendau like this.
  3. Xendau

    Xendau Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Jeff! Im fairly new here too... Though I have been grillin and Q'in' for over 2 decades. Theres tons of information, and recipes to try. Im doing something Ive never done before this weekend and making ABTs (Atomic Buffalo Turds) and Pork Shots, along with some ribs and chicken.

    So, dig in... explore the forums and like oldsmoker said, find some recipes and everyone here is willing to help...
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  4. SmokinLogs

    SmokinLogs Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF from Indiana! Smoking is addictive. I’ve been at it for a couple of years as much as possible. I’m hooked. I’m sure you will be too. Thanks for joining.
  5. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site, and congratulation on the new smoker.

  6. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the board! Use the Search here to look up your smoker and see how people use them.
  7. Smoke23

    Smoke23 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome and glad you joined!
  8. RiversideSm0ker

    RiversideSm0ker Master of the Pit

    Hey there Jeff. It’s great to have you here. Smoking can become quite the addiction but in a good way. Enjoy your new toy. We look forward to seeing your successes.

  9. jbellard

    jbellard Smoking Fanatic

    Jeff, enjoy it and learn to control those temps and you’ll be just fine. Tons of great info on here.
  10. kruizer

    kruizer Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF from Minnesota
  11. Scott "Stu" Stewart

    Scott "Stu" Stewart Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Howdy sir, I'm a fellow pit player from Illinois. I haven't been on here long, but I've used the page for research efforts for some time now. Hit me up if you ever have a question, especially if you're modifying your DG. I love mine, but it does take some tinkering and a bit of attention. To me, that's all part of the fun though.