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    Hello from the Pacific Northwest (West Central Oregon)

    I just joined "The Pit & The Smokenator Forum" and can't wait to learn how to do better BBQ.

    Some background: I have owned/used a Smokenator for the past two years minimum (hmmm, got to be longer than that since I've had Thanksgiving Turkey duty for the last three years at least.) I cook on a Weber 22.5 inch OTG and a 22.5 inch OTS. I cook Ribs, Pork shoulder, Turkey, Salmon, Chicken, etc. year round, but I still consider myself a amateur.

    I like a good cigar and a nice glass of Single Malt while I 'tend' the cook. May be the reason I don't mind fiddling with the vents ... I'm there anyway

    As I have time, I'll join in on the conversations. But for now, I'm going to read, read, read as much as I can.

    Larry T (aka Smoke'n Joe)

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    Welcome to The Pit Larry! We're glad you're here.


      Welcome Larry.! When I joined the Pit about 3 months ago, I only knew how to turn the knobs on a gas grill and cook burgers and dogs. Now I have about 15-20 cooks with great success (Boston Butts, Turkeys, Chicken whole and spatchcocked, Chicken breasts-skinless, Ribs, Chuck Roasts). I agree that lots of reading is a good way to start - there is a ton of information and great folks willing to help. I especially like to read about other's cooks - what went well and what didn't as it helps me analyze my cooks and make them better. Hope to see more pictures of some great food you cook.


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        Wow Fuzzydaddy that is "........ to the wall" kind of cooking for 3 months

      Welcome aboard neighbor!


        Welcome and thanks for the support.

        Dive in!!!


          Welcome Larry and thanks for your support.


            Welcome, Larry! I got my Smokenator for Father's Day this year and have also had success with it. Like you I also enjoy dabbling in single malt scotch. As a matter of fact, I am sipping a Laphroaig Triple Wood as I am typing this. :-)
            I like your approach. Read early and often. This place is filled with tons of information and a ton of people willing to share and help.


              Hey Larry WELCOME!


                Welcome Larry, glad to have you here. Good job on your signature!

                If you haven't already, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains a few how-tos and please-dos.

                Hope to hear & see more from you.



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