Hello - Newbie in TN

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jbraas, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. jbraas

    jbraas Fire Starter

    Hello all. My name is Jack and I am a new smoker currently living in Spring Hill, TN. We moved here about a year ago from PA and I am loving the overall lack of snow!

    I have been doing some smoking on my gas grill with a smoker box, but have decided to move to a dedicated smoker.

    I recently purchased a Charcoal Brinkman from Home Depot. This particular model: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...egoryID=500439

    After some reading I started to wonder if I should have started with an electric like this one:

    Anyway I came across this site while trying to make sure if I made the right choice or not.

    Sorry for the question in my introduction, if there is a better place to put it let me know and I will go there as well.

    I look forward to digging into the wealth of info on here and continuing to learn more!
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF, Jack. You did good... I am a fire fan..LOL! Electrics work, yes indeed. And the serious ones do well. But I maintain there's a flavor from the fire that can't be duplicated with electricity. Is that a good or bad thing? Personal pref.

    At any rate, glad to see ya joined and looking forward to your input, questions, and Q-View!
  3. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hello Jack. Welcom aboard. You will find all kinds of information on this site. I used to have a gas smoker (I say used to, someone stole it [​IMG] ) and I am now currently building a new electric unit. My personnal belief is the flavor is added by seasonings (rubs, brines and such) and the smoking wood. Others think different, that is the great thing about this site, alot of different strokes from different folks. Try several and see what works best for you.

    Good luck and remember to post some q-view for us![​IMG]
  4. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site..............Which smoker to use is up you......They are have pros and cons............Just depends on your preference and time and such.......
  5. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the site. Lots of nice folk and info here. Glad you are enjoying the lack of snow. I am shoveling it all too much up here.
  6. charles1056

    charles1056 Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the SMF, jbraas
  7. jbraas

    jbraas Fire Starter

    Thanks for all the warm welcoming! My next real "newbie" question... where do I find "Q-View". I would like to see some other pics....

    Any other Homebrewers out there? I thought what could be better together, some good homebrew and some good smoked meat!

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