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  • Smoke-rings-in-the-dark
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    I was really talking about local sources, but I had never considered buying online. We have a few places to buy wood here, but sometimes it is hit or miss. I have been looking to possibly buy in bulk, maybe a cord or so. That way I am always ready and never short. I bought a larger smoker on Craig's List, from a guy here in town. I do not know who builds them, but they sell them at Outdoor Chef, that's a local store where I buy a lot of the stuff I use including my wood right now. My main smoker is an offset smoker made of round 1/4 inch tubing 20 inches in diameter. It has a horizontal section and a vertical section. The temperature is not very even between the two sections so I mostly use the vertical section which is further from the smoke box. I love it, it works well and holds a little more than my previous smoker, but I think I would like to upgrade again. I think I would like one on a trailer. I would like for it to hold enough meat for a family reunion and would like it to cook more evenly than what I have. I like stick burners , but propane in the fire box to maintain temp might be a good thing. I would really like for it to have grill on the trailer as well. Basically I want something out of my price range. Lol. I will check out the home work and get to work.

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  • Huskee
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    As promised, here's our homework assignment post for new members, it contains a few how-tos and please-dos.

    Also, it's very important that you add the domain AmazingRibs.com to your email safe list in case you are ever drawn as our monthly Gold Medal Giveaway winner!

    Regarding wood- unless you're referring to local sources in your neck of the woods, my favorite online source for chunks & logs is www.FruitaWoodChunks.com, they have nearly anything that can be smoked with, they also sell chips. Great quality wood too.

    What kind of smoker are you interested in?

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  • Smoke-rings-in-the-dark
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    I think there are a few of us. I hope to get some good advice from locals including where to buy meat, wood, smokers and such.

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  • risawyer
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    Welcome to the Pit!! Good to see another person living in Lubbock on here!!

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  • Jon Solberg
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    Glad your here SRITD!

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  • David Parrish
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    Hey, if you're happy, I'm happy

  • Smoke-rings-in-the-dark
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    Sorry. It's a bit long. My attempt at originality. Normally when I have tried to come up with a username, everything I try has already been used. It's a song I really like and in my comment to Pit Boss I kind of told how I came up with it. You can call me what ever you want. I have been called a lot of things. Lol

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  • Smoke-rings-in-the-dark
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    That's why I picked it. I really like Gary Allen and that is my favorite by him. I was trying to come up with a name that had something to do with barbecue and that kind of came to me. I figure it either represents my overnight smokes trying for a great result or my blind hunt for good results before I found this website. Lol

  • Smoke-rings-in-the-dark
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    "The strip" as we used to call it. Lol.

  • David Parrish
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    Welcome Smoke-rings-in-the-dark! We're glad you're here. That might be the only time I ever type out that whole name

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  • LA Pork Butt
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    I knew some families named Klose, but that was over 40 years ago. Are they building smokers now?

  • Huskee
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    Welcome! Your screen name is one of my top 20 favorite country songs and by far my favorite Gary Allen song. I totally hear you on good country and not radio country, especially most from this decade.

    I'll give you my homework assignment later, stay tuned....

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  • barney
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    Howdy ! I was born in Canyon (south of Amarillo) but grew up in Pampa. Great place to be from ! I remember when Lubbock was dry and you would drive down the highway & drive over a bridge in the middle of nowhere & suddenly an area was lit up & bars, liquor stores, etc.

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  • Breadhead
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    Howdy... Welcome to the Pit.😎

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  • Danjohnston949
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    You are absolutely Right! Just for the record I am from Fargo ND. Buddy Holley & The Big Bopper & & we're on their way to perform in Fargo-Moorhead the Day the Music Died! Gave a 15 year old kid the opportunity to put on the show for the promotors. His stage name is Bobby Vee and he went straight to the top! Dan

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