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Georgia boy checkin in!


Joined Oct 29, 2013
Hey guys, Georgia boy checkin in here! My name is Lee, I live in Covington, Ga.......bout 20 miles southeast of Atlanta. I've had a little experience on smokers. I started out using a Brinkmann Gourmet Electric Smoker for a couple years, but got tired of that cause I could never adjust the temp. I upgraded a couple summers ago to a Char broil offset charcoal smoker, and I love it! The only problem is it isn't big enough now! I want a bigger offset smoker, one that may be an option to use at a competition, w/o spending an arm and a leg, any suggestions?


gary s

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 6, 2011
Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything   ......... Look on Craig's list or on line I know a few members have picked up smokers at pretty good deals.
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Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Welcome aboard Lee!  You'll find there are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who genuinely enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.  I'm with Gary...if you want a competition quality offset that doesn't break your bank account, your best bet is being patient and looking for a used one.  Craigslist, Ebay, etc...some of the better offsets are Yoder, Lang, Klose, Horizon, etc...but they're all pretty pricey if you buy them new.



Epic Pitmaster
Joined Oct 7, 2012

Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

Happy smoken.


gary s

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 6, 2011
Maybe you wont have to give up your arm or leg and can  find one at reasonable price.



Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Apr 23, 2010
Hi Lee,

 to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.

One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the 

So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...

  or this...

Good Luck and Get Smokin'


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