New to Smoking

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bmd473, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. bmd473

    bmd473 Newbie

    Hey everybody. Want to get into smoking, but I'm not sure which smoker to get. Will probably never smoker large amounts of meat or do it extremely frequently, but would do it every once in a while for some tasty food. Was thinking about getting the following smoker. Is it good and do you guys think it will work for my occasional smoking needs?
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  3. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF! I think the Brinkmann will do fine for you. I especially like the dual door system on it and wish more had them. Only thing about the Brinkmann's is that you'll need to make sure it gets covered or stored out of the weather as I hear they're notorious for corroding.
  4. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Good Starter and as was mentioned, a rain cover would be an excellent addition. I keep one on my GOSM even though its under cover. Rain seems to be more horizontal in Western Washington. Welcome aboard.
  5. Welcome aboard!
  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. I would say that is a good starter unit. I will also say that you will probably smoke more and more the better you get at it. Again Welcome.
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF.
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. That smoker will work fine but as was mentioned don't believe you'll only smoke once in awhile before long you'll be as hooked as us [​IMG] Have fun and good luck with your decision
  9. From one newbie to another, welcome aboard.
  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, plenty of good advise/tips from great folks. I usually suggest getting a smoker that will handle more than you think you'll need. It's all good my friend.
  11. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
  12. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF.
  13. warthog

    warthog Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
  14. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  15. Welcome to SMF...
  16. Forgot to comment about your smoker selection. I am a beginner myself but from what I have read on here I think that it would be a great starter smoker. However it looks pretty slim so you might have trouble get full racks of ribs and your larger meats to fit. Check out the GOSM. I just got one and put it together last night but its gotten great reviews from SMF and the reviews from the store. Just my opinion.
  17. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Yup, won't be long and he'll be shopping a new wide body or a SFB model. If it gets bad enough he'll have three or more smokers! [​IMG]
  18. cruizer

    cruizer Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Believe you me. You will never look at BBQ the same again after you get started. Welcome my friend. [​IMG]
  19. danj

    danj Meat Mopper

    Welcome to SMF once you get going on smokin different things you will be addicted. Enjoy your time here youll love it.
  20. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    First Off

    Welcome to the family, glad you found us

    You will find a ton of good information floating around in here

    Don't be afraid to ask questions and remember, the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask.

    Check out the 5 day ecourse it is definitely worth it

    Good Luck And Happy Smokes

    Let me start with this one

    While this is an honorable intention, be fore warned that smoking meat can quickly become an addiction. Just ask anyone on here....or better yet ask my wife, she can give you an ear full.

    I can;t help you with that smoker because I have never used a propane smoker, however, I am sure plenty of others can give you sound advice on it.

    I prefer stick burners and charcoal smokers personally.

    Good luck

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