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    Longtime Lurker - Now I'm Officially a Member :)

    Hello from Austin, Texas!

    I joined on a free trial initially when I received the Meathead book for my birthday and then just drooled in the background at everyone's recipes for a long time after. But now, I'm moving from an apartment to a house and looking forward to shopping for and firing up a grill again soon!

    Can't wait to hear more on everyone's tips and insights!

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            Our drooling is on hold til you start cookin, pics please. Welcome, eat good and have fun!


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                  Howdy from Houston, we’re glad to have ya! What kind of grill/smoker you gonna be looking for? If ya tell us, it won’t do much good though. The people here are very shy about giving their opinions.


                  • Cecile
                    Cecile commented
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                    Hi Panhead John! I've been doing a lot of research lately on kamado-type grills. I haven't quite landed on a specific one yet, and I wasn't sure if this wouldn't be as good for a beginner. I have primarily worked with simple propane grills but not charcoal grills. I have worked with a wood smoker before so I have the patience and know to be sure to get a good thermometer.

                  • Panhead John
                    Panhead John commented
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                    Hi Cecile A kamado type grill is a good choice, lots of people here have one. If you’re gonna have only one charcoal grill, another excellent choice would be a kettle type grill, along with buying an SnS insert for it. You can smoke and grill on one with excellent results. Here’s a link with a review of The SNS kettle grill.

                    Last edited by Panhead John; May 17, 2021, 07:51 AM.

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