My name is Jeff, I live in the suburbs of chicago. I just moved out of the city and now have the space to buy a new smoker. I travel a lot so I have been able to try BBQ from all over the US. I will have to say one of my favorite spots is Oklahoma Joes in KC. If you are ever in the area you need to try the Z-man special.
For the last 20 years or so my Dad used a Brinkman Electric Smoker for ribs and pork etc and mainly for Tri-tip a charcoal smoker. I learned everything I know from him and watching TV shows on the Food Network. I enjoy keeping the family tradition going!
My favorite meat to smoke is Baby Back Ribs. Second would be doing pulled pork. I want to get better at doing Brisket, part of the reason Im here!
So the brinkman electric smoker went out on me and now I am in the search for a new smoker. I am looking at the Smokin It #3. I would like any feedback anyone has on this one. If anyone has any other options that may be better I would really appreciate it. Im looking to stay in the 500-1000 range. I would like to be closer to the 500 dollar range but if someone had a great one maybe I would pull the trigger and spurge a little.
So I'll end with, Im excited to get in invloved with this site and hope to share any knowlege i may have and learn from you guys as well!