So freakin' pumped! Got a smoker for Christmas!

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big bad rog

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Dec 27, 2010
Howdy folks!

I am one happy guy. On Saturday my wonderful wife surprised me with a smoker for Christmas. While I spend a lot of time cooking so many great dishes on my gas grill, from beer can chicken to shish-ka-bob to smoked ribs, my wife realized that I needed a smoker to take my brisket, butt and ribs to the next level.

Fortunately I am a patient man so I know this will work out great!

I am very excited to join your forum and meat (pun intended) you all!

Help me get started, will you? I was given a Smoke Hollow model #30169G, 30" propane gas smoker. She tells me that she did research and thought a propane model would suit me well especially if I wanted a nap during a "smoke." Is this a good beginner model for an ambitious but talented cook? 

I can't wait to get started and look forward to learning from you all....
Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Congrats on the new smoker. Have fun and happy smoking
Looks great!  Congrats & welcome to the family!  Smoking w/ propane is cake, so don't sweat it.  I've used coals, electric, hardwood, & propane -- propane is probably the easiest along w/ electric because temps are easy to maintain.  Cheers, & don't forget the Q-view after you season that puppy!
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
Welcome to SMF & congrats on the Christmas present. Look forward to seeing some Q-view in the future.
Welcome aboard and congrats on the new smoker!  You'll get started easy enough with the propane smoker.  When you do your seasoning burn it'll give you an opportunity to mess with the temp settings etc.  You may also want to take temps from each rack to learn where your particular smoker is hottest etc.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to post them.

Happy Smokin'!

First off Welcome Rog to SMF. You'll like it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. So if you need sign up for the E-Course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good methods to use also. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.

Welcome To Your New Addiction  
welcome to the SMF!

now that you've got a smoker and found this site, you're pretty much set.  ( a big thumbs up 
  to your wife! )

there are lots of experienced folks around that generously share their expertise with smoking rookies like us.

as mentioned above, using the site search feature to find past threads that mentioned your smoker is a good way to get started. 

also, the advice to sign up for the 5 Day course is well worth heeding.  in addition to solid content, the course has links to other valuable web pages, etc.

i'm really looking forward to your first Q View!
Welcome aboard! Sounds like your wife picked a great present for you, now she expects you to hold up your end of the bargain and turn out some delicious Que!!

I can't offer much advise on a gasser, but there are a lot of folks who have similar models with lots of experience.
Welcome to the SMF family. I've never used a propane smoker before but Ive seen the smokes people turn out on here and they look great. As many have said, welcome to your new addiction. Ill be looking for some Qview.

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