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Newbie from NJ


Joined Aug 16, 2016
Evening everyone! My name is George and I have been bitten by the smoking bug thanks to my brother in law. I am now trolling forums for info and narrowing down my choices for my first pellet smoker.

I have a family of 5 to feed and thanks to my two sons, the list of ideas for this new adventure has already become endless.

Thanks for any help you all may offer!


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Hi George!

  to SMF!

Glad to have you aboard!



Joined Aug 16, 2016
Let me ask.. Why a pellet smoker.
Honestly, because that's what I want. My brother in law has a rec tec and I have had some great food at his place. I have a very busy life, so having a little bit of set it and forget mindset is quite appealing.

I would be interested to hear your opinion on the topic though. I always value hearing stories of others experiences!

papa t

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Joined Jan 12, 2016
Welcome to the site. I am a trager fan my self and i love it you can adjust the Auger speed for heat and smoke if needed . easy to clean and has burned any pellet i have put in it . i have the new style it has two built in temp probes and displays temp.
There are a lot of different ones you just have to find the one that works for you.
Good luck in your choice and welcome once again
Papa t

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  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a rainy 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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