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post #1 of 13
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Have never done any smoking before, but willing to learn. Deciding on what I should get for a smoker. Leaning towards a gas smoker. My family does alot of fishing. Used to do alot of hunting, but have recently got out of it and just fish and snowmobile now.

Looking forward to doing alot of reading to learn the art of smoking.
post #2 of 13
welcome to the forum!!!! see u got a couple things goin for you already... you picked this forum, and you know what fish to chase..... you are in fine company here. lotsa people who want your smokes to be successfull. cant wait to share some smokes!!!
post #3 of 13
Welcome to the SMF family. You have came to the right place to learn.
May all your smokes be thin and blue.
post #4 of 13
All right, another Iowan!!! Welcome to smf walleyechaser. You will learn allot here. Any questions you have just ask. Someone on here will have an answer. You'll be smokin those eyes like a pro in no time.
post #5 of 13

your in the right place

You found a home
I myself joined the site on the fourth......in the start of smokin a 16lb brisket....at 4 in the mornin( might I add I am only three wks old to smokin).....these guys helped me tremendously on the very day of the smoke.......my brisket turned out great( 15 people at a party cant go wrong...LOL)....listen to these guys and ya cant go wrong......good luck and welcome
post #6 of 13
welcome to the forum walleyechaser from another Iowan....quite a few of us on here and lots of friendly folks from all over the world to help get you smoking in a hurry!

post #7 of 13
Welcome to SMF enjoy all the great info and recipes. Have fun and happy smoking
post #8 of 13
Hello and glad you're part of the SMF. We have many members who use a gas smoker, it's all good!
post #9 of 13
Your in the right place, welcome. Just read and learn. If It ain't here it ain't nowhere!!
post #10 of 13
Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #11 of 13
Welcome to the SMF!! You've found the right place to give you a hand if you need it.
post #12 of 13
I saw that you asked for advice on what kind of smoker to get. I personally believe that you cannot go wrong starting with a cheap charcoal water smoker. They are called ECB 's on this site and the most popular seems to be a Brinkkman. I have a brinkkman gourmet and it cost me about $50. It was a great learning tool and I still use it, just last weekend as a matter of fact. After using the ECB and learning how to control fire the old fashioned way, I graduated to a gas smoker. It was more of a convienece thing than anything else. I say start with a basic smoker. Learn what you like and what you dont. Then when you feel like you are comfortable with smoking and you keep thinking I wish my smoker had this or that or did this or that, that is the time to upgrade to a bigger, better model. Like anything else, it is hard to know what to buy if you have never used one before.

Hope this helps and feel free to ask as many questions as you like. The people in here are very friendly and always willing to help.
post #13 of 13
Welcome, if it has to do with smoking meats it's here where you'll find it. I agree with norell6, start cheap and work you're way up
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