Hello From Maryland

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by tvgunter, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. tvgunter

    tvgunter Newbie

    Hello I live in maryland not far from DC. I am a hard government worker. Recently married. I have always enjoyed grilling and cooking, want to take it to the next level and am looking at getting a charcole smoker, any recomendations for a beginer on what grill will be the best?

    Go yankees!!!!!
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. You'll find lots of good info and some great recipes here. I also suggest signing up for Jeff's 5 Day Ecourse it has lots of great info and its free. What kind of smoker do you think you'd be most comfortable with electric, propane, charcoal?
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF my new friend. Take your time on researching your next smoker, but keep it in mind that a lot of us upgrade/trade/exchange at some point on our journey for the TBS. It's all good my friend.
  4. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the family, glad to have you.

    About the only recommendation I can give is the Weber as it is all I have for charcoal. I am mainly a stick burner.

    My Weber I mainly use for grilling and such but i am sure someone will be along shortly to help

    Again, Welcome and Happy Smokes
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

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  6. Welcome aboard. There are some really great people here.
  7. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Perhaps if you could tell us some additional info like price range, how many people are you cooking for, etc. we could better guide you.
  8. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from a bit north!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Like Ron said if you give us some idea of the type of fuel you want to use, your price range, and how many you will cook for we can help a little better. Use to live in southern MD. Again Welcome.
  10. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
  11. Welcome aboard. My parents are in Annapolis and I am up in NY just outside the city.

    I prefer something that you can burn wood and coal in. I have an SnP and have recently seen a slightly less expensive version at either Lowes or Home Depot for $150. Once you decide you are going to continue doing this and have some more disposable income you can really get nutty with spending $$$ on the smoker.

    Just my preference.
  12. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to our little off ramp on the information super highway. Hope you enjoy your stay. Learn lots and then help to guide other SMF members on their smoking journeys. This is a great place to perfect your craft with tons of really great folks who honestly want you to succeed.

    I have a Weber Smokey Mountain or WSM around here. It's a great little smoker that burns charcoal and wood chunks. Easy to use with a low learning curve and churns out some great Q. Unless you're planning on smoking for large gatherings that'd be my recomendation.
  13. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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