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Greetings from NC
« on: September 03, 2022, 12:57:42 PM »
Hello all, I have been "trying" to smoke on a Masterbuilt gas smoker for years. I was was playing the modification game without great success. Started out adding a needle valve, bought a Smoke Daddy. and built an outer skin to help with insulation. I was still frustrated with the lack of control and results. This year I started researching a PID driving a gas solenoid. Then last week the boss said to stop wasting money on that cheap box and get a real smoker, Yea!

So here I am, I just ordered the #2 analog with the cart on the Labor Day special. I chose the #2 since most of my smoking has been a single flat or small whole packer, a pork butt, or a chicken for small crowds.  I will have it delivered next Tuesday. I figure I can always modify it with a PID in the future if I want to upgrade. Really looking forward to next week! I'll keep you all posted.
Bill From Cary NC
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Re: Greetings from NC
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2022, 03:30:46 PM »
Welcome to the forum and to the joy of having a Smokin-It.  I am very happy with my #3.  Bought it with the intention of adding a PID too.  But 3 years later, don't feel I need a PID now.
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Re: Greetings from NC
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2022, 04:05:07 PM »
Welcome from central TX! I love my #2, just the right size for me, and I added an Auber PID after a year or so.
Clay from Taylor, TX
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Re: Greetings from NC
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2022, 05:38:05 PM »
Welcome Bill from SE Arizona.  I am sure you will enjoy the smoker.
David from Arizona
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Re: Greetings from NC
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2022, 05:07:26 AM »
Welcome from Delaware, Bill!   I love my #2 analog, and I am sure you will too!  Cheers
Steve from Delaware
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Re: Greetings from NC
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2022, 11:39:43 PM »
Welcome from western Canada.
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Re: Greetings from NC
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2022, 01:11:42 AM »
Welcome Bill, Smokin It is a great smoker. Iím sure youíll enjoy yours for years to come.
Paul from Southwest Missouri
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Re: Greetings from NC
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2022, 12:34:11 AM »
Welcome, Bill...
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Re: Greetings from NC
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2022, 07:29:05 PM »
Hi Bill and welcome to the forum. Lots of good info here. I have a couple of #3s and also a couple of Aubers that I bought at the same time. My thought would be to wait awhile and see if you really need a PID. Most of the time I do not use the Aubers.
Roger from the Florida Keys.
Two SI#3s, both with switched bypass and Aubers(different locations), Viking, Jenn Aire & five TEC infra red grills. Recently acquired UDS.