I'm Jake and Im a new member. Im very happy to be here so I can get some help from you guys-people with a lot of experience.
I'm not from the states but I have a passion for American BBQ (!). I live in Vietnam, and bringing that American BBQ culture to my home country is what I would love to do.
My and my girlfriend are risking our savings by opening a small BBQ place. We are a bit afraid, but we are exicted. It's gonna be a 40-50 person capacity place and we are gonna start with opening from 5-6pm only, until I get the hang out of it.
However, I haven't had a lot of experience working with popular equipment from the US. Smokers I have out here are self-built, a lot cheaper, but terrible quality. I have done some research and it seems like Weber products are great to start with. I am thinking of getting a Weber Kettle 22.5" and a Weber Ranch Kettle so that I can utilize them both as smokers and hot grills. I will be serving ribs, pulled pork, sausages and maybe brisket (it's a bit weird that people here don't seem to like bbq brisket...WHAT!!! I know right). I have seen people suggesting a couple WSM 22.5" but since I can't really use them as hot grills, I will have to spend some more money to buy a grill instead. What do you think?
And please, if there is any suggestions, advice, I would love to hear from you guys. I will have a few more questions coming up, but first thing first.
Again, I am very excited and happy to be here. Hopefully with our passion, we will be able to introduce American BBQ to more and more people here.
Have a good one everybody!