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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Hello All,

I am making my announcement to this forum. And let me tell you that I have been enjoying this forum for about three months now.

Anyway, as my name indicates I am a Rookie when it comes to smoking. The wife and kids got me a Kingsford Barrel Grill for Christmas, and I am learning to smoke on it as well.

In the last three months or so, I have tried many of the recipe's that the forum members and Jeff have provided. My first crack at it was on New Year's. I just could not wait to get started. Anyway, I got a whole chicken and some Country Style Pork Ribs, grabbed a few cans of Natty Light (well maybe more than a few), and began my quest. Had a party to goto that night with about 12 adults. There is usually enough food at these parties to feed an army, but I wanted to hit the ground running with my new toy.

To make a long story short, there were 5 other couples that night that were taking food home with them, and all the wife and I took home was two empty serving platters and a chicken skeleton.

Since then, I have done some pulled pork, brisket (have not mastered yet), pork shoulder steak (these are awsome if you have not tried yet), pork chops and just last night a pork tenderloin.

I bleed Orange and Black, and love to watch my kids play sports.

Hello to all, and I look forward to hearing from you all in the future.

By the way, I am wanting to get a "TRUE" smoker, so if any one has any suggestions, I am all EARS (literally)
post #2 of 25
Welcome to SMF! Glad you joined!

Ask lots of questions. The friendly folks here will make answer.

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #3 of 25
PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif Welcome to the SMF..You've come to the right place. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #4 of 25
Welcome to SMF RookieSmoker. Glad you finally came on board. Looking forward to seeing your posts.

Keep Smokin
post #5 of 25
Welcome to the SMF RookieSmoker, I'm glad you decided to join in the fun!! Sounds like your well on your way to Q dome!!

What a great compliment, all I can say is get used to it, and do what I do, hide some food before your friends devour it....lol.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #6 of 25
welcome aboard... PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #7 of 25
Glad to have you here RookieSmoker. As far as a new smoker, everything I have besides an old Webber grill is homemade, so I cannot help you much. Whatever you choose to purchase, learn it and learn to cook on it.
post #8 of 25
Welcome to SMF RookieSmoker!!!
post #9 of 25
Hey ROOKIESMOKER , glad your here.
post #10 of 25
Welcome aboard Rookie...why orange and black??
post #11 of 25
Thread Starter 
Why Orange and Black......

I am a huge Oklahoma State fan. Just a saying here in Oklahoma.

Thanks for all the warm welcomes. I love this site, and so do the belly's of all people that have been blessed with the great info that I get from it.
post #12 of 25
Welcome to the board.

post #13 of 25
Well you have four choices

Notice how I arranged them in order....easy to operate down to demanding PDT_Armataz_01_13.gif ...hey they are all true smokers!....but only one can be considered pure!....If you have enough wood and the desire!

One of each would be nice PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

Welcome to SMF rookie
post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 
I had a propane grill, threw it away.
Dad has an electric smoker, want more of a challenge

Currently, I am using a charcoal grill and making my fire to one side and putting meat on other side. This works but can only smoke a few items at a time. And also am currently starting with lump charcoal and adding wood chunks. I would like to keep it this way because I do not have the space needed to store all the different types of wood. I prefer to just go to basspro and buy the chunks of different wood types that I plan on using.

I guess I should have asked my question a little better.

I am looking at two different smokers, a CharGrill and the New Brausnfels Hondo Deluxe. Both of these models are the barrel type with a side firebox. I have been wanting to try my hand at sausages, so I think I am going to have to step up to the vertical smoker with a side firebox.

Any suggestions on a good brand, type, etc... of this type of smoker????
post #15 of 25
Welcome to SMF enjoy
post #16 of 25
welcome and enjoy
post #17 of 25
Welcome aboard Rookie Smoker check out Tulsa Jeffs 5 day e-course. Get you a wood burner and let the smoke roll.
post #18 of 25
Welcome Rookie Smoker. As the folks have said all smokers make good Q. I'm a stick burner myself. Don't be afraid to ask if you have a question.
post #19 of 25
Rookie ..Welcome...
post #20 of 25
Welcome Rookie -

Sounds like your on a roll, Keep going!
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