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schmit

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Hey guys and gals, just a quick hello to introduce myself. First time smoker here..

I've been reading the forums for a while now through Google searches while investigating my first smoker. I live in a small apartment and decided on a pellet, GMG DC. It's scheduled for delivery next Wed, I'm stoked!

I also have an amazen tube in hand, rub prepared, making a 2nd grill rack this weekend, spritzer bottle, pellets of course, and I'm currently reviewing an added thermometer. Oh, and beer is always in the fridge. Anything missing off hand?

Anyways, I wanted to extend a thank you to all those posting out there. Your posts made it very easy to prepare as I'm a research junkie.. much appreciated!

My first bbq will be next weekend, I'm still trying to decide what to make. I'm thinking a brisket and a pork butt or 2. We'll see..

Thanks again, have a nice weekend..
 

bluewhisper

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Welcome to the board!  Everyone here is happy to provide advice.
 

joe black

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Welcome from SC. It's really good to have you here on this great site. There are a lot of fine folks here who are always eager to share their ideas, recipes and tips. All you have to do is ask and keep reading.

Be really careful about a large quantity of meat for a first smoke. Get familiar with your cooker and cook something small and inexpensive. Go bigger when you're more comfortable.

Good luck and good smokin', Joe. :grilling_smilie:
 

smokeymose

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Welcome from SC. It's really good to have you here on this great site. There are a lot of fine folks here who are always eager to share their ideas, recipes and tips. All you have to do is ask and keep reading.

Be really careful about a large quantity of meat for a first smoke. Get familiar with your cooker and cook something small and inexpensive. Go bigger when you're more comfortable.

Good luck and good smokin', Joe. :grilling_smilie:
What Joe said...
Why don't you start with one butt to see how your smoker works?
Dan
 

schmit

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Thanks for the tip. Ya, lots of excitement brewing, I want to cook twenty things. 
 

bmudd14474

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Welcome to SMF and congrats on you purchase. I bet you can't wait to get it and want it now :biggrin:

Get some brats of something that is quick like wings so no matter the time you can cook it up on that smoker.

Brian
 

redheelerdog

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Welcome to SMF, to add what others have said, give yourself enough extra time, an hour or 2 at least after your smoke so if things go longer and the BBQ is not quite done you wont get in a rush and feel pressured.

When you can relax and have fun it makes it much more enjoyable.

Have fun and post some pics of that mochine and meat action!

 

mike5051

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Thanks for the tip. Ya, lots of excitement brewing, I want to cook twenty things. 
I feel that way every weekend!  
 Ya gotta cool the jets!  Like others have said, get familiar with your smoker and take things a step at a time. Glad you joined us!

Mike
 

SmokinAl

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to SMF!

Glad to have you with us!

Al
 

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