Newbie To Smoking Meats - Elgin, IL

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by zaxx92, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. zaxx92

    zaxx92 Newbie

    Hi all, my name is Zac Anderson - I'm located in the Elgin, IL area and I'm currently enrolled in the local culinary school. I consider myself pretty decent at BBQ'n things but I'm taking the plunge into smoking meats. I was given a new Char-Broil H20 Water Smoker so that's what I have to work with along with two big kettle Weber charcoal grills. I've used the Weber in the 'indirect' method along with a few wood chips to get a tri-trip how I like I'd like to experiment with the smoker I was given.

    I understand how to set it up and hopefully maintain a good temp but my main question is this. I'd like to convert it to a electric smoker using the Brinkmann Electric Conversion kit? (

    I have a nice cast iron smoker box for the chips and some cherry and other misc. purchased blocks from a retailer a few years back. I think this kit would seem to work for the conversion. Any ideas?

    Thanks and glad to be on board...

    -Zac Anderson
    Elgin, IL
  2. k5yac

    k5yac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Zac!

    I'm not really familiar with the items you are working with, but someone will be along real soon to help you out. Just wanted to say hi!
  3. Hey neighbor & welcome. good to seew some folks in this neck of the woods gett'n on here
  4. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard!
  5. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Zac, glad to have you here.[​IMG]
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, looking forward ti your next smoke and Q View too!
  7. funh2o

    funh2o Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the smf Zac. Lots of nice folks here to answer your questions. I'm sure someone will be along shortly with an answer about your smoker conversion.

    Happy Smokin

  8. Welcome to SMF, you are gonna love it here!!!
  9. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum.
  10. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site.............Glad you found us here................
  11. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Zac, welcome to the SMF site. As a culinary school student, you're probably learning the skills to cut your own pieces of meat if bought in bulk. You're knowledge of how tastes blend together should make for some interesting concoctions! Good luck in school, and glad to have you here!

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