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drifterdon
09-21-2013, 11:27 AM
Hi all,
New member here from Washington state.
Just got a new smoker and m all pumped up to get going. I've been a smoker for many years (sounds like a confession of some sort) starting out with my little chief smoker doing salmon and steelhead then moved up to a Smoky Mountain Series. I don't remember much about it but I know it wasn't propane. I sold that when I moved to Texas for a while and down there I bought a huge New Braunfels barrel style smoker with a separate firebox and made lots of great pork butts, beef briskets, and ribs along with lots of good chicken. Hardwoods for smoking are plentiful in the Lone Star state. I had to say goodbye to it when we moved back to Washington and until yesterday I had been using another Smoky Mountain propane smoker that I always struggled to control the heat on. My new one is a Traeger Lil Tex Elite and wow I really like it. Yesterday I made a great whole chicken and today a small picnic ham (Not a butt). Anyways, Always looking for good info and recipes.

Diesel Dave
09-21-2013, 12:32 PM
Welcome and looking forward to your cooks and a pic of the new smoker

cowgirl
09-21-2013, 02:19 PM
Welcome to the forum Drifterdon!

bluetang
09-22-2013, 12:36 PM
Welcome, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.

frognot
09-26-2013, 03:26 AM
Welcome aboard Don!

PaPaQ
09-26-2013, 10:28 AM
Welcome!