Hey smokers...just joined this weekend after doing some extensive research and purchasing our first smoker.
My wife and I love to grill all kinds of meat, fish and veggies. We moved from Brooklyn, NY last year and after some renovation work on our new home and enjoying the many benefits that come with living at the beach, we decided to make the leap from grilling to smoking.
We both love BBQ and while there were some good options for eats in NYC, Long Island has left us a bit unsatisfied. We want GREAT BBQ so we decided to try it for ourselves. Now...let me give credit where credit is due because my wife is a phenomenal cook and she will be an equal (in some cases leading) partner in our foray into smoking. I'm no slouch in the kitchen but she's a rock star. I'm hoping to maybe close that gap with smoking and this summer will be the true test. How we've managed to stay relatively fit and in-shape with her delicious and decadent cooking is a mystery.
We recently purchased the Master Forge Gas Smoker. The price and the reviews made it an easy decision. We ordered and received Mesquite, Hickory and Apple chips from a Uncle Robby's BBQ Wood in NJ and will do a seasoning smoke tomorrow to get ready for the 4th. I plan on purchasing the Maverick ET-732 thermometer (because of this site). And, this week I also plan on taking the 5-day class (this site) so we can hit the ground running by the weekend.
We love live music, cold beer, great food and living at the beach. Is there anything else?