Good morning. My name is Chris and I reside in Covington, GA - USA. I received my first smoker (Brinkman Smoke'N Grill) from a buddy at work via trade for a backgammon board - yeah, I know, very weird. Anyway, I smoked my first pair of Boston Butts for my oldest daughter's first communion about 3 years ago. The meat was out of this world and I have been smoking ever since. I received a Brinkman "Gourmet" smoker as an anniversary gift from my employer last year and found that it retains heat a lot better than the original Brinkamn I started with.
I have smoked Boston Butts, Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Chicken WIngs Whole Turkeys, Standing Rib Roasts, and Pork Loins. I have not ventured into brisket at this point.
I am gearing up to start catering and eventually open up a restaurant. I never imagined how much of a pain it would be to get this whole thing off the ground - permits, equipment,etc...
I want to purchase a higher quality smoker for this venture but am just not sure what to get and how much to spend. I see smokers from $500.00 to $25,000.00.
Any insight on smokers and websites where I can do some research would be much appreciated.
If there is anyone here that has gone the catering route with any success; your insight would be appreciated as well.
Looking forward to "chewing the fat" with all of you.
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