Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by thomas westra, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Joined because I'm in the market for a new smoker.  Living in the Charleston area and I've got about $1k I'm willing to spend.  I mostly cook boston butts and briskets.  Any suggestions?  Thanks in advance.
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

    Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

    You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums, Thomas!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

    You can buy a lot of smoker for 1k.  It kinda depends on what kind of rig you're looking for (stick burner, gas, electric, pellet burner, charcoal, etc.) and how you want it to perform.  Lots of pitmasters want to tend to a wood or charcoal fire to keep cooking temps relatively constant (stick burner or charcoal) and think that's the only way to smoke.  Others like to have a pit that's more "set it and forget it" that will maintain a constant cooking temp without much work (gas, electric, pellet).  There are pros and cons to any type of rig, so your first step is to do a little research and make that decision.  Once you know the kind of smoker you're looking for, I'm sure many members would make recommendations about what to buy.

    Good luck!

  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums.Off Site Links are not allowed here on SMF.  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/terms-of-service

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!


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