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  1. #1
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    Good evening all.

    I just purchased a 1400 on Friday. I have no experience with smokers but plenty with grills. Being a guy from South Louisiana now living in the western slope of Colorado, i really missed the smoked sausage Tasso etc. I seasoned the smoker yesterday and gave it a run today. I smoked a whole chicken and 4 links of fresh andouille from a local market. The chicken was extremely moist and the sausage had a great smoked flavor. I am planning on packing some sausage to smoke with elk meat I harvested last fall. Any suggestions regarding times and temp would be greatly appreciated.

    On another note, I sent an email to customer care this afternoon with a few questions expecting a reply in the next couple days. The marketing rep answered in 30 minutes!! If that is how this company operates I believe I made the correct choice in product.

    I look forward to learning from all folks on the forum.

    Thanks,
    A

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    Welcome, Zepola!
    Can't offer help on sausage, but others will.
    Can suggest a few other things, though. Get a good notebook and use it to record cook times, temps, wood type and amount, and how you liked the results.
    Try using chunk wood rather than chips.
    Get a good remote read thermometer. Temp is where it's at, time is only a general guide.
    Buy a gym membership. You're gonna need it with the wonderful food that's going to come out of this unit.
    Ask questions. There are a lot of folks here willing to share their knowledge. We want you to succeed.

    Smoke on!

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    Zepola,

    What Bigwalleye said

    I second your notion on customer care. Second to none.

    Welcome to the family!
    Remember: If it weren't for marriage, men would go through life thinking they had no faults at all

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    Thank you both for your replies and the welcome. I smoked my first pork shoulder last weekend and it was awesome! It was 8lbs and took 18 1/2 hrs. Well worth the wait. I look forward to more great tips and techniques.

    Best regards.
    Alex
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    Great to hear. No surprise!

    Happy to hear of your success. This forum is a wealth of experience and knowledge. Soak it up.

    Welcome again, to the family. Glad you are here.
    Remember: If it weren't for marriage, men would go through life thinking they had no faults at all

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