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New Smoker!!


Joined Jul 21, 2016
....and I mean the actual smoker...not myself!!

Name is Mike and I live in NC in the Charlotte area

I'm on my 4th smoker now. It is my first offset style. My first three were all vertical smokers (last two were propane!)
What I have now is the Oklahoma Joe's Highland model. Having talked to several others and revues that I have read, I have already performed most of the mods that this smoker will need (I think...please advise!!). Seals around the lids, two thermometers added to lid at cooking level, "baffle" plate to even the heat/smoke, and sealed all the seams around the firebox. I do plan on adding a removable burner so it can be either gas or wood...we'll see.

I think I'm ready to go with this thing. Plenty of experience smoking...just not as much with wood/charcoal...looking forward to learning a lot.

Hope to read\see some other's ideas and smokers on here. Been getting the newsletters for years now...great stuff!

Happy smoking!!
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Hi Mike!

  to SMF!

Glad to have you aboard!



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Joined May 14, 2016
Hiya Mike!   

I am sure there are plenty of people who can advise you! All ya gotta do is ask! I know I have!

gary s

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  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from another hot day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.


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