Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by ppcflyer218, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. ppcflyer218

    ppcflyer218 Newbie

    Hey people. Yup, another new guy here. My name is Ben and I'm in southwest Michigan. A couple days ago I bought a Smoke Hollow #5 gasser. I put it together yesterday and did the initial burn. Today, I attempted to season it. I tossed in a handful of Hickory chips, went in the house, and went back outside about ten minutes later, only to be nearly suffocated by huge amounts of nasty Hickory smoke billowing out of the unit. Obviously, I have some learning to do.

    I turned the smoker down to low and then things became more tolerable. I was surprised how quickly the chips burned up. My goals for the weekend are to smoke something (uh, meat of some sort). Before that, though, I am planning on buying some wood chunks and a better thermometer. I'll try to attach a couple of photos.

    Now, off to change into some clothes that don't stink like bad smoke. Take care and have a great weekend! I was so excited to get the thing put together that I really didn't make it a priority to get the label off the front.
  2. chef jeff tx

    chef jeff tx Smoking Fanatic

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  3. brohnson

    brohnson Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome Aboard! :)
  4. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the SMF from a cold MO! As for learning, that's half the fun! As long as all you burned was wood, your're doing fine! [​IMG]
  5. bright scouter

    bright scouter Fire Starter

    Welcome to SMF from a fellow Michigander!
  6. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
  7. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

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  8. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks here and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. [​IMG]
  9. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Always great to have more SW Michigan folks around! You'll get that gasser figured out! Just be patient, use cheap meats until ya do.[​IMG]
  10. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member


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  11. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard glad to increase the Michigan population here.
  12. gene111

    gene111 Smoking Fanatic

    welcome to smf!!!
  13. Welcome from the side east side of the state.
  14. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.

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