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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by kevk, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. kevk

    kevk Newbie

    My name is Kevin and I am originally from the Youngstown Ohio area and currently living in a suburb of Cleveland Ohio. I will be turning 50 end of the month and when asked by my wife and kids what I wanted for my birthday, all I said was a smoker. So today, my master built  20070910 30 inch smoker will be arriving at the house. I am super pumped. Cannot wait until the weekend to use it for first-time. The first question I have, and by the way, first of many probably, is what are the must haves that I will need for my smoker? And I do mean everything that will be needed not only to get started but to have for future needs. Hope not to dumb of a question and please no one respond with electricity haha.
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to the forum.

    I think the first thing I would buy is a good remote thermometer.

    Lots of guys on here use the dual probe Mavericks.

    Next I would get an Amazen smoke generator.

    Those are the first two must have's.

    They can both be bought at:

    The owner is a sponsor & member on here. A real stand-up guy.

    I'm sure others will be along shortly with their suggestions.

  3. kevk

    kevk Newbie

    Thanks Al for the advice. Going to be looking into that today.
  4. lovethemeats

    lovethemeats Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Pick up a good pair of insulated gloves if you can find them. They help. A good carving knife is a must.
    Read thru this site. Plenty of info in here. Top people here.
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Get some Que Mats from Todd when you order,helps keep the shelves better.


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