Hey all, I'm Cam and I live in the Boulder Colorado area. Originally from Oregon.
First of all, man was that scary: you know how scary Googling "meat smoking" on the internet is? I had no clue what would come back... luckily this was near the top. That said.
My new year's resolution is to learn how to smoke a prime rib.
I am handy with a BBQ, propane or charcoal, doesn't matter. I make grilled veggies, slow grill brauts so they don't explode, burn burgers, steak, shrimp on a stick, whatever you'd like. I am ready to take the next step to smoking and I love to cook.
I am here because I figure I should know what I want to buy before I go throwing my money down. I am leaning towards propane as I am in law school and less hassle=more use. I am looking for something to learn on, I don't want to spend a lot on my first model. As I will be using what Hank Hill calls a "clean burnin' fuel," I am also looking for advice on ways to make my meats have that awesome natural flavor that nobody has time for. Advice on liquid marinade, rubs, and wood chips/pellets would be welcome.
Anyways, if someone could point me in the direction of some base models and some good recipes for me to start out with it would be cool.
Or you can just flame me... always a popular choice.