New guy from Lynnwood, wa.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smokincheech, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Very new to smoking i've been grilling all my life now i want to try somehting new. My wife got me a new charbroil vertical charcoal smoker. I started seasoning it today and i am starting to see that this is harder than it looks. My temps are hovering at 300 and my intake is completely closed. I think tommorrow i am going to try and seal the doors cause i can see smoke is leaking through there. Anyways awsome forum and i'll be surfing around for any info on this.
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

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  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello , Cheech [​IMG]. Glad to have you  in the Family and hope you come to call this home for all your BBQ needs.

    I'm not a Charcoal - vertical smoker , but the theory is the same ... is your exhaust fully open , with all the smoke , excessive heat , the exhaust may be you problem. Surely sealing the door will help immensely.

    Also , be patient in getting the Fire (or I should say - Ember Bed ) going. Let it burn and settle in to  a Bluish looking , light Smoke; then close with meat in and be patient again...[​IMG]

    Oh, and please stop by your 'Profile' and enter your location , you may have neighbors to share your Hobby [​IMG]  .

    Have fun and as always . . .
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Browse the different forums, use the search bar, and when you can't find the answer you're looking for, just ask and you'll get plenty of help!

  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!
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