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Newbie to smoking


Joined Aug 19, 2016
Hi All, I'm new to smoking. I have grilled with propane for years, decided I needed to get into charcoal and smoking. Just purchased a smoke hollow 4 in 1 smoker. Been doing a lot of research on how to smoke, I'm doing my research before trying to smoke for the first time, any advise would be appreciated.

Matt from Kentucky


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Joined Jun 22, 2009
Hi Matt!

to SMF! ​

Glad to have you aboard!



Master of the Pit
Joined Apr 6, 2015
Hello Matt, and welcome to you.

The best advice I can give you is pick something

like chicken or ribs.

Check out the forums, get a recipe for it,

and git 'er done.

The first time it's a little scary,

but you know what?

Even when it doesn't come out perfect.

It's still darn good.

There is one rule that must always be followed

though and that is have FUN.


gary s

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Joined Jan 6, 2011
  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a windy and warm 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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