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    My name is Eric, and I'm on the cusp of becoming a pellet smoker.

    Hi, folks. I am currently doing as much research as I can on smokers, and I really like the idea of the convenience of the pellet units.

    My whole experience with smoking consists of putting wood chips in the carcoal of my Weber. So, I am a complete neophyte in this realm.

    Thanks for all the info on this forum. It has really helped me form a basis in deciding in which direction to go.

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    Welcome El Guapo Let me know if I can help!

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    Welcome Eric!
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    El Guapo, welcome to the forum.

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    Welcome from a satisfied pellet cooker, formerly a dedicated Weber Kettle user. Pellet cooking opened up a whole new way to think about cooking outside.

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    Welcome to the forum Eric and while your doing your research take a good long look at the MAK 1&2 star.
    MAK 2 Star General is smokin' in So Cal where the waters warm, the skie's are blue and somebody is always having a Que.
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    Welcome to PelletSmoking Eric!
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    Thanks to everyone.

    As you can imagine, my quest has taken me from charcoal units, to electric units, to propane units. Each has its pros and cons. The pellet system seems to solve many of the issues associated with each of these others. No one type is perfect, but the pellet system just seems to be the right fit for me, my style of cooking and my life.

    Quote Originally Posted by So Cal Smoker View Post
    Welcome to the forum Eric and while your doing your research take a good long look at the MAK 1&2 star.
    The MAK is on my short list. I am down to three brands, and the MAK is one of those.

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    Welcome aboard Eric! Ask lots of questions and good luck on your quest to find the pellet cooker that fits you best.
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    Welcome Eric!

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