New member and know nothing - except that we like smoked meat (and food)

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bill b001, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. bill b001

    bill b001 Newbie

    I bought Jeff's (and others) books and have read them. Getting ready to start doing things and buying a good smoker. You can't work with poor tools!!

    Now the "problems". We live in a trailer and it is possible to find us in any state, except in the winter, then it will probably be in southern Texas (Rio Grande Valley). So we are looking for something that is light, well made, and does a good job. From everything that I have read, those terms don't match up.

    One of the great things about this is we get to try smoking from around the country, the bad is we are traveling around the country and have limited space for our own stuff.

    Looking at the Green Egg, heavy and ceramic. How well would that hold up rolling the road? As has been described by some, a traveling earthquake at 60 MPH.

    I was looking at a Treager (sp) pellet smoker today and that brought me to this site. And then there is the binder that they use to make the pellets. I understand that can add another issue.

    The Bradley also look interesting. And a wide range of biscuits for different smokings.

    So any recommendations especially from a fellow mobile traveler.
  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC. It's good to have you on this great site. I would recommend that you look at the WSM. It's light weight, very well made, user friendly and will produce you some awesome food.

    Good luck, good smokin' and stay safe in your travels, Joe
  3. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member


  4. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Welcome! My family uses a travel trailer for trips, including a few cross country, I use the Weber for charcoal or if we are going somewhere without electric and have a masterbuilt electric smoker (MES) that I use if we are going somewhere with electric and I don't want to deal with charcoal. The MES handles travel well as long as you store it right protecting the heating element from bouncing and the Weber has no problem at all (except potential ash mess!) Good luck!
  5. [​IMG]   Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a nice chilly day in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

  6. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the board! Yep the WSM is probably your best bet.
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I agree. You can't beat a WSM.
  8. bill b001

    bill b001 Newbie

    Thanx guys-we always have electric as we have solar, generator, inverter, as well as propane (about 180 lbs - 6*30). One of the advantages of having the house hooked to the back of your truck.
  9. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Sounds like you aren't limited by fuel or power. Besides storage space your only other consideration is time and effort. WSM takes a little more effort than MES or electric.
  10. bill b001

    bill b001 Newbie

  11. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yep!  WSM = Weber Smokey Mountain.  Click on the "home" tab at the top of the page and there is a list of the acronyms that we use.  

  12. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    The WSM is also a good option because it can be separated into pieces which might help when storage space is limited.
  13. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Sorry, what Mike said. Also MES is Masterbuilt Electric Smoker. That acronym page Mike mentioned is a good reference too!

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