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Hello, to all.

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I am wanting to start smoking. I am going to get a smoker and am looking for a lot of help. Gas? Charcoal? Electric?


Thanks
post #2 of 13
Welcome to the SMF, there are a lot of options, read on your left
and do some searches here. A lot depends on how much you want
to smoke etc.
post #3 of 13
Welcome to SMF!

The kind of smoker you get has a lot to do with how much time you have to tend it, how much of a budget you have and how much space you have to work with.

I have a Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse because I often don't have time to tend a fire the way it needs to be done. I also can get called in to work without much notice so the electric makes it possible for my wife or daughter to take over.

I'm sure other folks will be along shortly to say "howdy" and to put in their 2 cents worth.

Welcome aboard!!
post #4 of 13
Welcome to SMF! Lots of choices in smokers. I have one propane and one charcoal and love them both!

Browse through the forums, I'm sure you will get some ideas.

Take care, have fun, and do good!

Regards,

Meowey
post #5 of 13
Welcome. Chosing a smoker is total a preference thing. As said already check out the left do some research and get what fits you.
Here is a good link also that provides a TON of info on smokers as well as reviews...Hope this helps.
Alan
http://www.amazingribs.com/BBQ_buyer...checklist.html
post #6 of 13
what hawk said...........for a newbie......kinda do the 5 day e-course........its free.........and read some posts by others......i am sure your question has been asked before..........as you will find.......asking gas, letric, wood, charchol........has been hashed out here before.....its like asking........how long is a piece of string.............i have done lil bit of gas..........but mostly charchol..........this with a ecb...........el cheapo brinkman.......several of us still use em........but i JUST got a sfb horz. ........side fire box, horizontal smoking chamber...........so can't really offer a opinion on this.......but i am SURE others will be along soon to offer their help

once again.....welcome
post #7 of 13
Welcome to SMF. This is THE place to be. As has been said, do your homework here. Kinda like hunting that magic golf club......get what fits you and your game. Good luck.
post #8 of 13
Welcome aboard. You will enjoy the site. Lots of good smokers on the market. Best of luck.

Kookie
post #9 of 13
welcome to SMF, IMHO i would start off with a ECB, its a basic smoker with some easy mods

you can get it in the electric model as well if you dont want to go with charcoal

like everybody else has said, budget,time etc etc
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks

Looks like I need to start reading the e coarse. Thanks again.
post #11 of 13
smoking on a ecb as i type..............temps holding steady........outdoor temp of 9.........smoker temp holding at 260

its a great lil smoker to really learn on.............been smoking on em for over 20 years
post #12 of 13
Wilson welcome to smf. As for a smoker it really depends on you. As others have already said read on the left and then make your decision!!!!!!!!! GODD LUCK!!!!!!!!
post #13 of 13
Welcome to the forum Wilson!smile.gif
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