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new as a new born baby

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by sdpj, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. sdpj

    sdpj Newbie

    well the title sums it up. my name is aaron 28 yrs old, married to a beautiful woman and 2 great sons. been in the Air Force for almost 9 yrs as a F-15 crew chief and now most recently a F-22 crew chief stationed at langley afb in hampton va (va beach area). well ive deep fried a few turkeys and chickens and thought id give smokin a try. i am BRANDDDD new so any help and guidance would be appreciated. need something that is fairly easy and doesnt require 100% attention as i do have to very young boys. im thinking electric would be the way to go as far as easy goes. im a big sponge right now so learn me up guys and gals;) thanks.

    SdPj 8)
  2. vulcan75001

    vulcan75001 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    Welcome.. glad to have ya here...this is the right place to get all your questions answered...lots of great friendly people just ready to help...just remember ...no question is a dumb question...
    Electric is good... I use gas...just as easy...keep in mind tho...once you get hooked...something small to start with ,will be obsolete very quickly...lots of threads to read here..and I'm sure others will join in and help ya make a choice...

    Again Welcome

  3. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Wellcome to the world of smoking meats!
    Spent a couple of weeks at Langley (1960, it was a SAC base and still have great appreciation for how good the chow was there)
    If time IS critical steer clear of the Charcoal and wood burning units as they require as much attention as your kids.
    An inexpensive electric bullet type will introduce you to smoking and with the moderate climate in Virginia will probably work fine. It would also be easier to move or leave behind in case you get re-assighned.

    Thanks for serving in the "forces" and good luck to you and the family [​IMG]
  4. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Glad you are here. Please consider taking Jeff's 5-day ecourse on smoking basics. Ask questions and the friendly folks here at SMF will make answer,

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  5. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Welcome to SMF SdPj!!! Glad you decided to jump in here with us!

    Go ahead and get signed up for that 5-day eCourse and that will get you headed down the smokey path. ;)

    Also, give the propane GOSM's a look as a good option if you don't have time to tend a fire.
  6. sdpj

    sdpj Newbie

    thanks for the warm welcome guys. just signed up for the e course, looks like im on my way;)

    SdPj 8)
  7. SdPj
    Welcome to the SMF!! New myself with a wood side firebox. It does take alot of attention.

    By any chance were you at Hill in June? Got to see the Raptor fly here while the runway at Langley was getting maintance done.
    The US Gov. and it's toys, now that's TERROR!!!!!!

  8. sdpj

    sdpj Newbie

    nope pyro i wasnt out at hill. we had just gotten to langley in may so i got to stay behind. the US can kick some ass if ya piss em off enough, i love it.

  9. Welcome to SMF. They're right. If you don't want to babysit kids and food, don't go with wood. However, once you get it dialed in and used to it, you really don't have to babysit it much.