Keep ending up on this site. Seems to be the best info on smoking and grilling. I'm Mike, 51 and have been using a Char-broil vertical smoker for about 2 years. Really getting into it. Smoke alot of meats during the week, sometimes the weekends and let the neighbors give me their opinion...sense their sniffers are driving them nuts..so they say! :) My wife, dog and extended family between here and Tennessee really enjoy ribs and chicken. I keep looking for yet a newer smoker, however I'm unsure if I want to get a horizontal type..but I for sure want to get another vertical. Anyone know of a great smoker of this type? Brand? I have thought about a trailer type, however it would probably stay in my backyard for the most part. Mine is not stable enough to move to another location. Its not real thick metal..maybe 1/16". But it does hold the heat steady at 200-225F.
So just wanted to say hi. I've never done any competition, however a lot of people say I should. I'm not much for crowds. Anyone else near KC or nearby have get togethers?
I still have lots to learn, but having a blast doing so.