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Hello from Las Vegas

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New to the site as a member but I have used this site a few time for recipe ideas. Right now I just have El Cheapo bullet smoker that I've learned the can and can't do's with. Obviously it is very limiting so it mainly get used for chicken and small pork shoulders. Been grilling for years but in my opinion there is nothing better than cracking a few beers and slow cooking some meat in the backyard on a weekend. Eventually I will be investing in a real smoker but of course it comes down to a budget issue. Most likely going with a Lang but I do want to get all my research done before that kind of investment. Looking forward to chatting with all of you.

 

Trevor

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welcome aboard!  looking forward to seeing some pics of your smokes.

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Welcome , and Hey I have a "cheap little Electric" I got at Wally World, discounted cause its a Floor model, and Ya know ?...............................The stuff I smoke with it tastes ever bit as good as the expensive ones I'm by no means a "competition smoker (or even a Grill er or cook for that matter ) But I learn a ton from the guys (and Girls ) here and enjoy my little smoker .....To tell ya the truth ...its more rewarding when people do see or hear just what I'm using to make the food they love .
Maybe one day when this poor little thing craps out ..I'll upgrade but for now it works just fine
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welcome1.gifGlad to have you here with us

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welcome1.gif aboard, its great to have you with us.


RIch

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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

 

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Welcome to SMF. This is a great place to learn and I know that 

everyone here is willing to help with whatever you ask.

These are really great people here, and I enjoy

just reading and learning from them.

 

Happy Smokin'

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Welcome I am from Vegas too as you can tell.  We bought a Cajun Smoke Injector from Amazom.com last May and it is not to bad in price pretty cheap.  I like it because It is electric and easier to control the temperature.  I do use wood chips in it too.  I prefer hickory.  I like an electric smoker because it is easier to control the temps in it.   I find the biggest factor in smoking is brining the meat, temperature and type of wood you use.   My basic brine is 4 cups of apple juice or water, 1 cup of dark brown sugar, 1/3 cup of salt , and a teaspoon of pink salt.   I mix ingredients in a large bowl and then placee the whole piece of meat or chicken in it to brine for 3 to 5 days.  You can get the pink salt at Larry's Meat Market.  It is just off Alta just down the street from the Meadows Mall.  I like to smoke turkey too and use 2 cups cranberry juice, 2 cups ginger ale, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup of salt, tablespoon of poultry seasoning and tablespoon onion powder.  I have only tried a turkey breast not a whole turkey.  Using juice really tenderizes the meat and makes it really moist.  Have fun and enjoy that smoker.

 

 

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Would you believe my dad's first smoker was nothing more than an old refrigator that he converted into a smoker.  It was so old the interior was metal.  He made the greatest smoked fish in it.   A couple of years later I bought him the bullet one.   He loved that smoker!!!! 

 

 

 

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Tbird,  welcome1.gif  , and do your homework on choosing. Each has his/her own agenda for smoking, be it for a crowd,a few friends ,family or themselves,and the choices for smokers is unending. I do have a piece of advice for the new purchaser; what ever you decide on, go one size bigger,you never know, might need extra space for something.

 

I wanted to do some parties so I got a biggie.........

 

 

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I can feed from 1 to 200 or more with my Smoker. But I enjoy crowds like in a full bar,I miss those days...

 

Have fun in what ever you do and choose , but if you want to pay shipping,I have a Brinkman Sn'P-for freebiggrin.gif.

 

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She's lonely ,see her hugging the "Trash"? She's a little rusty and needs a little Love, but the price is great!

And I'll even share a cheap secret for getting her color back.

 

If not you, then will anyone give this little girl a home????????

 

Have a good time and...

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Welcome..

This site has tons of info.

I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!


Craig

   

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/wiki/about-jeffs-5-day-ecourse
 
      Make bacon the easy way!!
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/109368/more-easy-made-bacon-with-q-view#post_666451


 

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Welcome aboard, Trevor!

 

Good luck and good smoking.

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Now that is a smoker!!!!  You must do some really serious smoking with that beast!!!  AWESOMMMMME!!!!!!Looks-Great.gif

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Thanks for sharing that information I am so there!!!!yahoo.gif  Ivie

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