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post #1 of 18
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n00b from Austin Texas here.

I've been doing a ton of propane grilling lately and I'm interested in trying smoking again. I had one of those cheap Brinkmann style charcoal water smokers several years ago that I did a few turkeys and some other stuff in and I really enjoyed it.

I believe that charcoal is where the flavor is at - but I'm willing to sacrifice a little bit of perfection to make things easy on myself. I started out this morning looking for an electric smoker so I can start smoking again without having to fiddle with it all day and I ended up settling on a propane GOSM that I'm planning to order shortly.
post #2 of 18
First off welcome Kaiser to SMF. It sounds like you are well on your way to be an outstanding new member of this fine site. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
post #3 of 18
Howdy neighbor, welcome to the SMF!!
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Awesome - thanks guys!
post #5 of 18
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #6 of 18
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks here and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. icon_smile.gif
post #7 of 18
Hello and welcome aboard!
post #8 of 18
Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you here.
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Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For Those of you New to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.
Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourse

I Would Highly Suggest Reading these posts on Food Safety by bbally.

This thread will tell you basically everything you need to know and the man explaining it is
both a ServSafe Instructor and a HACCP Instructor.


Here you can get the 2009 USDA Food Safety Guide from his site.

How to post Qview to Forum:

When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large IMG setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...

Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial

post #10 of 18
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
post #11 of 18
Welcome to the forum. You will like it out here.
post #12 of 18
Welcome. Can't wait to see some Qview from you.
post #13 of 18
Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
post #14 of 18
Hi from Austin. Welcome to the SMF. You will get great tips and ideas here. These smokers are awsome. I'm a noob with a MES I bought a week ago, so the smoking thing is relatively new to me. I also do quite a bit of grilling on my Weber Genesis. A word of caution: The Qviews will instantly increase your appetite and make you go screaming to your butcher.
post #15 of 18
Welcome from another Texan . Brinkman makes an easy to use electric smoker that is around 69.95 to 89.95 depending on where you shop . I promise you it is the easiest out there today .
post #16 of 18
Welcome to the SMF, you're in good GOSM company here. I hope you were able to order the big block. It's all good my friend.
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
There isn't a bass pro anywhere around here (well, 1.5-2 hours away in San Antonio I guess), but I found them available from Wal Mart online for cheap.

I'm not sure which one if the "big block" since they don't use that name anymore:

They only call it a 25" for some reason, but it's got the exact same part number (3405BGW) as the 34" one on the Landmann site (and cheeeep!)
post #18 of 18
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They left the push lock things that hold the thermometer out of the hardware bag so I had to get a bit creative:

Gettin' my SEASON on!

I'm going to do a test smoke tomorrow with some turkey legs and drumsticks.

Assuming that goes well, I'm thinking of trying pulled pork on Sunday. I've got a big week long offroad/camping trip coming up and it would be awesome to bring out a big pile of awesome meat to be reheating all week

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