Greetings from Texas!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by egkor, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Hi,

    I've been smoking meats for the last 10 years.

    I started as a "purist" (must use wood for smoking meats). But now I favor the gassers (LPG) and have 2 of the GOSMs: A stainless steel Big Block from Sam's and the narrower non-stainless version from Wal Mart.

    Years ago I started with a New Braunfels Black Diamond (NBBD), which is the horizontal offset fire box smoker. I never really got great results with the NBBD even after mods, so I went with a New Braunfels Bandera which is a vertical offset firebox smoker. I got much better results with it (with mods). But the problem with both of those was temperature control. I had to babysit the smokers all day to maintain temps. So thats what got me to the "gassers".

    I found Smoking Meat Forums while researching the Masterbuilt electric stainless steel smoker at Sam's. I almost bought one since I like the idea of setting a thermostat for temps. But I read that electric smokers don't cook like "flame" units, and will not put a smoke ring in a brisket for example. Also I don't quite see the airflow through the Masterbuilt like I see it designed in to the GOSMs. So I will research more, and if I get one I will report on it here.

    egkor (Gary K) in Texas
  2. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Welcome to SMF egkor!!! Glad to have you join us.
  3. triple b

    triple b Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi Gary,welcome to SMF
    Great group of people here.
    Don't forget to sigh up for Jeff's free 5 day Ecourse
    Good luck on your hunt for a new smoker.
  4. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard Gary, you're gonna love it here! Looking forward to your posts!
  5. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    hello, from a fellow texan; and welcome to SMF.
  6. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice to have you with us here at SMF Gary. Pull up a chair, open a cold one and read through all the great stuff here.

  7. buddy

    buddy StickBurners

    Hey Gary , welcome aboard.
  8. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard the SMF Gary!
  9. Thanks very much for the welcome, everyone!


    egkor (Gary K)
  10. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Welcome Gary -

    Glad to have you aboard! Don't forget to post your smoking pictures and share your recipes!
  11. Thanks!

    I think I have attached 2 pics ... One should be of Beef Brisket, and the other should be of Beer Can Chickens.

    egkor (Gary K)
  12. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome Gary to SMF, and hello from Canada, great lookin smoke ring by the way [​IMG]
  13. stillcajun

    stillcajun Smoke Blower

    Welcome to the SMF Gary. Great lookin grub ya got there. Nice smoke ring on the brisket.
  14. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard Gary glad to have you with us.
  15. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad to have a fellow Texan join up. You will enjoy!
  16. Howdy Gary.......welcome from a fellow Texican[​IMG]'re gonna like it here.[​IMG]
  17. watery eyes

    watery eyes Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Those chickens look awesome....can't wait to see them with a beautiful smoked tan. [​IMG]

    Welcome to SMF!!!
  18. low&slow

    low&slow Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Howdy from yet another Texan. Welcome to the best place on the net.
    Brisket looks great....chicken looks mighty tasty. I have a couple chickens brining in the fridge as we speak.
  19. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Wow great smoke ring! Nice looking birds too

  20. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome Gary, Hope you enjoy the forum. Thanks for sharing your smoking success with us. Looks awesome.

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