Hi Everyone. I am re-introducing myself. My name is Kurt and live in SoCal. I posted a small handful of times back in 2007. Back then I had bought a Brickmann Smoke N' Pit and didn't have much of a clue about smokin' meat. I stumbled upon this forum and was addicted, for a short period of time. I did all the mods to the smoker, used it a half a dozen times, and had decent success. But tending to the smoker was really kind of a pain. After a short while, I lost interest... Fast forward to last weekend...
I was at Lowes looking for some stuff and browsed thru the BBQ section. I saw a propane smoker there and thought "Man, I would like to get back into smoking food, and this propane smoker should work better than that old Brickmann." I came home, dusted off the SMF favorite link (never deleted it) and started researching the propane smoker. Well after reading multiple threads on numerous smokers, I ended up buying a 22.5 Weber Smokey Mountain today, and I am stoked !! Put it together this morning and got ready for a test run. I cleaned her up, filled the ring, lit via the Minion method, tinkered with the dampers, and she has been hovering at 245-255 on both racks for over 4 hours now. I am literally besides myself with joy. I cant wait to see how long the coals last.
Won't be long before I am firing up the fatties, ABT's, ribs, butts, and final try my hand at briskets. And yes, If I remember right, Q-Vue is a must.
Thanks for reading,
- Kurt T