Yet another newbie!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by phil23, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. phil23

    phil23 Newbie

    Hello everyone!

    My name is Phil, I'm from Canada (Quebec, where it's cold!).

    I'm new to smoking, although I LOVE all kind of smoked food.

    After a few unsuccessful attempts at smoking with my propane BBQ grill, I decided I needed a smoker, a real smoker! I also decided I needed experts' advice so here I am!!

    Thanks in advance for your help, hopefully I'll learn quickly!!


  2. [​IMG]   Good evening, and welcome to the forum, from a cool East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about everything

  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG], Phil. You want advice [​IMG]

    Hold on to your 'skirt' , you are about to be hit with more than you can handle . . .

    Have fun and . . .
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    What type of smoker do you want?

    You have time to add wood for a stick burner?

    You want a set it and for get it?

    How many people will you be cooking for?
  5. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    I would say get a stick burner because that's all I've ever had :biggrin: In the end it really doesn't matter because you will have more than one or five!
  6. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
    Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
    because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
    Happy smoken.
  7. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey Phil

    Welcome to the Smoking forum. You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have. Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right. LOL. Don’t forget to post qviews.

  8. phil23

    phil23 Newbie

    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!

    To answer some of C farmer's questions, I'm leaning toward an electric just because I will like (and need) the ability to just set it and forget it. I have a large family of 6 so that mean I need something bigger than a countertop smoker...

    I have no clue what a stick burner is so I'll have to do some (more) research!

    I posted some questions on the forum for new members... feel free to answer them there!

    Thanks again!

  9. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    a stick burner is a smoker that uses wood as its main fuel source. Definitely not set and forget!
  10. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the board, Phil!

    A propane grill isn't good for smoking because they're made to breathe - you can't close vents to control the fire. That's because there's no thermocouple so if the flame snuffs out, the gas still goes ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss  BOOM
  11. phil23

    phil23 Newbie

    Ok, make sense.

    Thank you very much for answering my question!


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