Here I am...

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by albacore, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Hi- my name's Jeff.  I am from Riverside, CA.  I am married and have 2 kids.  I Like camping, fishing, offroading, margaritas, and grilling.  This is my first foray into the world of smoking meats.  I have a Brinkmann Smoke N Grill.  I know- cheap.  But it's my first smoker, and figure at $40 even if it sucks it's no big loss.  Actually, my friend has one, and just fed my family some of the best smoked tri-tip I have ever had.  So next morning, it was off to home depot.  I have been looking at smokers for a few months now, and have wanted one for years.  I had originally settled on a $150 propane fired smoker, but after tasting such a good piece of meat off a $40 smoker, I changed my mind.  I am certain this will not be my last smoker, and figure this will just be what I learn with. anyways, here I am...........
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum, you will love it here. If you do a search for ECB (El Cheapo Brinkman) you will find many great threads with outsanding results using smokers like that. There are a few simple mods that I have seen folks do that make it a much better smoker as well.
  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Jeff!

    We teasingly call them an ECB, but many of us started on one of those.  I still have an 80's model gathering dust on my patio.  With a few mods and a little practice, you can get some great smokes off that little unit.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  4. Thanks for the welcomes.  I will be checking out the mods for my ECB.
  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.  [​IMG]
  7. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hello Jeff, Welcome to SMF 

  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!
  9. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Sometimes technique is more important than the smoker
  10. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member


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