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Offline jfgardner4

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Excited Newbie
« on: April 22, 2010, 12:30:23 PM »
Ordered my first ever smoker last night.  Thanks to the members on this forum I am going to give smoke a shot.

Ordered the following from Amazon.com

Digital 4 rack Smoker
5 Flavor Variety pack pucks (60 total)
Jim Beam 48 count pucks
All weather cover.

Hopefully it will all arrive by Friday and I can fire it up for the weekend.


Thanks once again to all the valuable info gained from reading here.

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Re: Excited Newbie
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 12:35:58 PM »
W E L C O M E  to the Forum jfgardner4!

You might want to get yourself a remote food thermometer such as a Maverick ET-73. Most of the food you will smoke will be done by internal temperature instead of time.

Congrats on your new smoker.
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Re: Excited Newbie
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 12:41:37 PM »
Welcome to the forum.
Sounds like your off to a good start. Now that you've got a new baby............the toys will follow ;)

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Re: Excited Newbie
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010, 01:17:47 PM »
Welcome to the forum! Yep, those boys are right, many more toys in the workins!
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Offline jfgardner4

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Re: Excited Newbie
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2010, 01:19:05 PM »
thanks guys. I currently own 2 of these
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/all-clad-digital-oven-probe-thermometer/?pkey=x%7C4%7C1%7C%7C4%7Cthermometer%7C%7C0&cm_src=SCH

They were gifts at christmas and have worked well with my Holland Grill.

I am excited.

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Re: Excited Newbie
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2010, 01:30:06 PM »
Congrats jf!

You will a smokin pro before you know it.

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Re: Excited Newbie
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2010, 01:41:39 PM »
Those look like good probes, but remotes are a bit more convenient (most of the time). With a remote, you can carry around the receiver, and not have to go to the smoker to see what the temperatures are. Though the remotes may advertise they can send and receive up to 100 feet, but that is line of sight. If there are too many walls, depending the materials they are made from, and other electronic gadgets your reception can be shortened.


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Re: Excited Newbie
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2010, 02:25:41 PM »
Good people here willing to answer questions and provide tips. Be sure to check out the recipe site. One tip is to keep the vent open, mine is rarely less than 1/2 closed and most of the time full open. Have fun.  :)

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Re: Excited Newbie
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2010, 04:04:14 PM »
Your gonna love your new tool.

Here is the recipe site.
http://www.susanminor.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=d29098b6b2b6765cb5c650dff5e41b0e&f=180

I keep my vent wide open.

Never use your smoker with the vent closed, you will get condensation built up in side and that will rain black crap down on what your cookin. It can also back up in your generator and really mess things up in there.

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Re: Excited Newbie
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2010, 05:47:24 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

I'm new here too but have been a smokin' for years.  This is my first Bradley smoker and I hope you like it as much as I have.  They just make it almost impossible to mess up.  Lots of knowledgable folks here to lean on for help.

Keep us posted on your progress once you fire her up.
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Re: Excited Newbie
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2010, 03:40:24 AM »
Welcome to the forum the members here are the best you will find

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Re: Excited Newbie
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2010, 05:28:39 AM »
Congrats on taking the plunge.

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Re: Excited Newbie
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2010, 01:09:15 PM »
Hi jfgardner4 and welcome to the forum.  I'm sure you'll get pleasure from your new smoking appliance.

Remember, you can smoke almost anything; meat, fish, poultry, sausage, nuts, veggies, cheese, etc.  It should keep you busy for a while  ;D
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Re: Excited Newbie
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2010, 07:09:52 PM »
Very cool!  I am only one week ahead of you. It's an adventure.
I like animals, they taste good!

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Re: Excited Newbie
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2010, 07:34:50 PM »
Welcome aboard! 
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