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New Smoker from San Diego

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My supervisor at work is a Smokeaholic and I got the bug from him, in the interest of starting a new "hobby" off for cheap...I went the really cheap route.

 

I have a Brinkman "Smoke "N Grill" I got from Home Depot ($49), I have added a thermometer ($8) and a Maverick remote thermometer ($24). So for less than $100 I am in business.  I've only smoked some chicken breasts (came out horrible) and several Tri-Tips (came out wonderful) and am totally hooked.

 

I have joined the forum to learn more and perhaps eventually upgrade to a lower hourly maintenance smoking setup, at least without breaking the bank.  The chunk charcoal is great but the Brinkman requires quite a bit of monitoring to maintain correct temp ranges.

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Welcome to SMF!

Glad to have you on board.

 

Most of us started out with a cheap start up.  You can find this site to be a great reference.

 

Good Luck and Smoke ON!

 

-Jason

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texas.gif  Good evening and welcome from a Sunny and hot day in East Texas and the best forum on the internet, Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything. Glad you joined up.

 

Gary

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