Taking another stab at smoking

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jcfullbr, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. jcfullbr

    jcfullbr Newbie

    Hi everyone,

    Jeremy here in North Carolina. Last summer I bought an "ECB" off craigslist for $10 and with help from this forum produced some average to very good food with A LOT of effort. I made several batches of the meatballs wrapped in bacon, atomic buffalo turds and some a couple of racks of baby back ribs before I modded the ECB as described on this forum with a simpler (worse) smoke vent.

    After modding I smoked some more ABTs, meatballs, and tried a stab at chicken quarters. I learned a lot in the process, but was constantly frustrated with temperature management and all aspects of charcoal. I really tried to embrace the charcoal and learn to use and love it, but never did. 

    Long story short, I decided to get a propane smoker, and will be giving it another go. It is the Char-Broil Vertical Propane Smoker, bought at Wal-Mart yesterday and assembled by my girlfriend while I fried some wings and fries in our outdoor fryer. So I will start off easy today if the weather holds out with some bacon wrapped meatballs just to see if the thing actually works, and then move on from there.

    Let's just hope I am not posting here a year from now talking about my new electric smoker!
  2. pitlackey

    pitlackey Newbie

    Welcome back! Hope the new gas one works for you. :)
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


     First off welcome Jeremy to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are alot of really good folks that would just love to help you with anything to do with smoking. Now we like having new folks here to give a new prospective on some of the ways we do things around here. Now if you are really new then I would suggest that you sign up fir the 5-day E-course it free and it will give you the basics on smoking and a few recipes too. Here's a link to it:


    then you will have a method to your newly found madness and believe me it will be a madness. Then when you start smoking things you will have to learn how to post the pictures / Qview 

    here. So here's a link to a tutorial on how to post your Qview so we can see what your doing.


    Now the next thing you have to do is run out and get something to smoke. Then just smoke it and if you have any questions just post  them here and we will answer all your questions that you might have. Oh yea there's no stupid questions we were all there in the beginning and we just really like to help others enjoy the fabulous smoked foods that we do. So again


    Welcome to Your New Addiction
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello Jeremy, and welcome to the SMF. Nice to read that you've gotten your feet wet, and are expanding on having fun. It's all good my friend.

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