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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by statgeek, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. statgeek

    statgeek Fire Starter

    Well now that I live in Texas...I've been exposed to some excellent smoked meats and am going to try my hand. I've had small successes over the years-first with an elec upright barrel style, and more recently with an LP grill that had a small "smoker" (more like an oven) that occupied the space underneath the grill and beside the LP tank. That thing was incredibly difficult to manage heat control, but with enough dedication (adjusting temps every 15 minutes for the full smoke), the results were spectacular.

    I now have a new upright LP smoker that my wife gave me for Christmas and this one looks to be a big upgrade. It has two doors so I can adjust the burner/wood chips and water without opening up the meat compartment. And it has two LP burners so I suspect I can have tighter control over temp.

    I ran a test smoke over the weekend and verified that I need to get some high temp seals for the doors--most of the smoke eacapes there. So that's on order now, and then I think I'll be set to give it a whirl.

    Looking for suggestions on some "first-cooks" from this forum. All I have made so far is pulled pork, which we love. I've never tried chicken, brisket, turkey, fish, or really anything else.

    Glad to join the group and hope to learn something from y'all.

  2. [​IMG]   Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a cold and chilly day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

  3. Welcome from Louisiana. You will find a wealth of knowledge here from members who are happy to share it. Don't hesitate to ask questions and take advantage of the search bar.
  4. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
    Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
    because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
    Happy smoken.
  5. Congrats on the new smoker, post some pictures of your new toy, and especially when you do your first smoke


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