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My name is Paul, and I'm a retired structural engineer from Colorado. I use a Bradley Original Smoker, and I've had nothing but excellent results with it.  I'd like to, um, upgrade? to a stick burning, horizontal reverse-flow unit, but, frankly, I've had such a good experience with my Bradley, it's hard for me to justify spending the money.

 

I typically smoke once a week, usually just for my wife and me, which makes the Bradley ideal.  75% of my smoked meat is pork.  Occasionally, we'll do some fish or a small brisket.  This unit starts fast, the smoke fuel costs only about a quarter apiece, and it's easy to smoke only a couple racks of ribs, or a smallish shoulder.  I like to mess around with different rubs, but, due to only using a Bradley, I consider myself at a moderate experience level because, in addition to the Bradley, I've used my buddy's conventional offset smoker several times, with excellent results.  Frankly, I normally just don't have the ability to spend all day messing with a smoker, much though I'd like to.  I always have way too much going on, on a Saturday, to hang around the smoker, drinking beers with my friends.  So, my dream of owning and operating a unit like a 48" Lang is probably just a dream.

 

That's it.  I've found lots of cool new stuff here on this site, and look forward to really burrowing into it in the future.

 

Happy Smoking!

 

Paul

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texas.gif  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from chilly, ice melting day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

 

Gary

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Welcome to the site Paul. Lots of great people here who are happy to help. Post some pics of your smokes, we all can't get enough of that! Happy smokin ', David.
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Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
Happy smoken.
David

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