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Newbie from Palm Harbor, Florida

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Hi, I'm not new to eating smoked foods, but I'm totally new to smoking. I am in the process of deciding what smoker to buy. I'm leaning towards a WSM or new ProBBQ Excel, but I do like the idea of an off-set. The only issue is that I would like to keep the cost below $300, so I can't afford the high quality off-sets like the Horizons.

I'm open to all suggestions and advice, since pretty much everyone on here has more experience than I do. biggrin.gif
post #2 of 14
Welcome to the SMF. You like to eat Q... now all to have to do is smoke something!
post #3 of 14
Welcome aboard. Sorry, can't help on the question, I'm an R2D2 guy.
post #4 of 14
Welcome Kempshark.
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Welcome! I am new here too, but for whatever it is worth I just recently bought the Chargriller at Lowes. It is an off-set and under $300. It is bigger than some of the others in the same price range and it came highly recommended from some friends who have use them "hard". Check them out on their web site
post #6 of 14
Hey Palm Harbor...
Can ya smell what I'm cooking in Odessa?

Welcome to SMF... Lotsa good info here..
post #7 of 14
Welcome there, Kempshark! Drive through Palm Harbor twice a day... gotta love US19 *cough*

Glad ya found the forums... lotta good info to be found here!

Kick back and enjoy!

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Welcome to the forum.
post #9 of 14
welcome aboard. Its a fun place to learn
post #10 of 14
Happy smokes
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welcome to SMF! i have enjoyed my Brinkman Pro. i love the price----mine was a gift from my Dad.

did some looking for u $230 +s&h
as for offset smoking

I think i saw Brinkmann 40" Smoke 'n Pit Charcoal Smoker on

for vertical smoking i just got a GOSM under $150 made some mods can't wait to use it again.

hope this helps.
post #12 of 14
Welcome to the forum. You will like it here, lots of friendly folks to help you out. Ask any question you have someone will be along with the answer.
post #13 of 14
Welcome!! As you can probably see, there's a lot of us from Florida and quite a few of us in your area.

I bought a used Brinkmann SNP offset smoker out of the St. Pete Times for $50. I've seen them at Wal-Mart for $140, from what I can see, the WM SNP looks pretty good, but the steel seems a little thinner. I'm sure as long as you keep it clean and out of the rain it should last a long long time. Most all low budget off-set smokers need a little modifing, but there's a ton of into in the "Charcoal Smoker" area.

Happy Smoking, Solar
post #14 of 14
I found a used New Braunfels Black Diamond Barbecue Smoker on craigslist for $50, but it's in Apopka, and I can't make the drive to pick it up. If you are interested in shooting over there or know someone to pick it up for you let me know and I'll email you his/her info.

here's the ad

I would be all over this if it wasn't for the 1+ hour drive one way.
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