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Greetings from Texas!

post #1 of 21
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I've been smoking meats for the last 10 years.

I started as a "purist" (must use wood for smoking meats). But now I favor the gassers (LPG) and have 2 of the GOSMs: A stainless steel Big Block from Sam's and the narrower non-stainless version from Wal Mart.

Years ago I started with a New Braunfels Black Diamond (NBBD), which is the horizontal offset fire box smoker. I never really got great results with the NBBD even after mods, so I went with a New Braunfels Bandera which is a vertical offset firebox smoker. I got much better results with it (with mods). But the problem with both of those was temperature control. I had to babysit the smokers all day to maintain temps. So thats what got me to the "gassers".

I found Smoking Meat Forums while researching the Masterbuilt electric stainless steel smoker at Sam's. I almost bought one since I like the idea of setting a thermostat for temps. But I read that electric smokers don't cook like "flame" units, and will not put a smoke ring in a brisket for example. Also I don't quite see the airflow through the Masterbuilt like I see it designed in to the GOSMs. So I will research more, and if I get one I will report on it here.

egkor (Gary K) in Texas
post #2 of 21
Welcome to SMF egkor!!! Glad to have you join us.
post #3 of 21
Hi Gary,welcome to SMF
Great group of people here.
Don't forget to sigh up for Jeff's free 5 day Ecourse
Good luck on your hunt for a new smoker.
post #4 of 21
Welcome aboard Gary, you're gonna love it here! Looking forward to your posts!
post #5 of 21
hello, from a fellow texan; and welcome to SMF.
post #6 of 21
Nice to have you with us here at SMF Gary. Pull up a chair, open a cold one and read through all the great stuff here.

post #7 of 21
Hey Gary , welcome aboard.
post #8 of 21
Welcome aboard the SMF Gary!
post #9 of 21
Thread Starter 

WOW, thanks!

Thanks very much for the welcome, everyone!


egkor (Gary K)
post #10 of 21
Welcome Gary -

Glad to have you aboard! Don't forget to post your smoking pictures and share your recipes!
post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 

I think I have attached 2 pics ... One should be of Beef Brisket, and the other should be of Beer Can Chickens.

egkor (Gary K)
post #12 of 21
Welcome Gary to SMF, and hello from Canada, great lookin smoke ring by the way PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #13 of 21
Welcome to the SMF Gary. Great lookin grub ya got there. Nice smoke ring on the brisket.
post #14 of 21
Welcome aboard Gary glad to have you with us.
post #15 of 21
Glad to have a fellow Texan join up. You will enjoy!
post #16 of 21
Howdy Gary.......welcome from a fellow TexicanPDT_Armataz_01_14.gif ....you're gonna like it here.PDT_Armataz_01_06.gif
post #17 of 21
Those chickens look awesome....can't wait to see them with a beautiful smoked tan. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

Welcome to SMF!!!
post #18 of 21
Howdy from yet another Texan. Welcome to the best place on the net.
Brisket looks great....chicken looks mighty tasty. I have a couple chickens brining in the fridge as we speak.
post #19 of 21
Wow great smoke ring! Nice looking birds too

post #20 of 21
Welcome Gary, Hope you enjoy the forum. Thanks for sharing your smoking success with us. Looks awesome.
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