Greetings Smokers! It is an absolute pleasure to meet you all. Cant wait to hear some of the great wisdom that you will all be able to share with me.
My name is Adam Arciniega and I am from Tyler, Texas: home of the world-famous Greenberg Smoked Turkey. However, make no mistake: the rich east texas heritage of smokers and bbq masters that I have does not reflect on my own personal skill. Sadly, I am a newbie with a capital N.
Sure I can grill, but I much prefer smoked meat than grilled. That's why I've come here. I'm actually so new to smoking that I have not yet bought my smoker. Sure, I've looked around. I've even gotten a few ideas as to what I want to get. However, I need advice here as well. I want the authentic smoke flavor that a charcoal/wood smoker has to offer, but I love the ease of use that an electric smoker offers. Is there a huge difference in the flavor produced by these two types of smokers? Is the difference worth the extra effort required to "do it right"? I would love to hear advice on what you think would be good for a beginner. Do also bear in mind that whichever smoker I decide to go with, it will be a fairly cheap one. Not cheap as in like 40 bucks, but a nice happy medium-cheap like $150 or $200. And now, my mind is open. Please fill it with wisdom!