Hello, to all.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by wilson4741, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. wilson4741

    wilson4741 Newbie

    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
     
  2. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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.
     
  3. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    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!!
     
  4. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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
     
  5. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    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
     
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    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
     
  7. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    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.
     
  8. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard. You will enjoy the site. Lots of good smokers on the market. Best of luck.

    Kookie
     
  9. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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
     
  10. wilson4741

    wilson4741 Newbie

    Looks like I need to start reading the e coarse. Thanks again.
     
  11. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    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
     
  12. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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!!!!!!!!
     
  13. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Wilson![​IMG]
     

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