My name is Peter - I am from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
I am a longtime grilling enthusiast and have dabbled with smoking in the past. I bought an ECB a few years ago so I could start smoking Pastrami and brisket - but the unit was so frustrating to use that while I enjoyed the results, I didn't really enjoy the process.
I decided to simplify things and ordered a 24inch Smoke Vault which should be arriving on Monday. I am very excited. Off of work on Wednesday - I will assemble and season the grill on Wednesday morning.
As I only will have a few hours in the afternoon to mess with the smoker - I was thinking of doing duck breasts (maybe curing first pastrami style?) as my first experiment on the smoke vault - as those should only take a few hours
In addition to the briskets (bbq and pastrami), beef ribs, duck, chicken, turkey etc that I plan to smoke, I am also very hopeful that the Smoke Vault will be able to maintain a low enough tempoerature that I will be able to do beef jerky also.
Wish my luck!