New from New York

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by johnny1, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. johnny1

    johnny1 Fire Starter

    Well,here I am..I suppose you all have heard these same questions over and over....
    I am interested in learning how to smoke salmon and lake trout..So here I go..

    Is the gas better than electric?

    Who makes an easy to use smoker for the newbe?

    Now please bare in mind that I will probably never get into it as much as some guys or gals do,so I would like to start small..Maybe with one that I can do fish,chicken,small turkey and some deer meat..
    I think I understand the basics,like the brine,etc,but not sure how long to leave things soak in it..

    What is the best wood to use? Chips or sawdust...

    Well,I suppose that is enough to start with now...Thanks John
     
  2. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    First of all, welcome aboard!

    There are lots of folks here that I am sure will chime in that use electrics and gas... I'm a charcoal/stick burner meself. I know you can certainly jump in very economically with an electric ECB, but from what I understand, they are somewhat prone to unstable temps due to the outside temperature and wind, but there are ways around that.

    Good luck in your search and keep us informed on your progress!
     
  3. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum from another non gas or electric guy. LOL
     
  4. raypeel

    raypeel Meat Mopper

    I'm new and bought a propane. I like it, but it costs more to run. I'm looking at having an electric one also this spring.
     
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey HAwg...howbout that cute Luhr L'il Cheif thingie? might be the ticket... and Welcome to SMF Johnny!
     
  6. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yup, that might do it... I forgot about that one.
     
  7. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome, I'm Jim from Katmandu, Nepal.

    GOSM is a good start and reasonable, both gas and electric have their perks and flaws. Gas, you gotta buy it, electric, the cord and not quite as stable temps. Use chips. For brining, 4 hours min, up to overnight.
     
  8. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you've joined us at the SMF. You'll have plenty of good advise on your questions very soon. Stick around, it only gets better.
     
  9. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  10. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  11. monstah

    monstah Meat Mopper

    Welcome to SMF! I use a Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse and found it extremely easy to use as a beginner. However, the price tag makes it a bit harder to justify (around $300).
     
  12. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  13. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You da DOOD griller! Links inna flash! <bow>
     
  14. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Naahh, I just like to help.
     
  15. scotty

    scotty Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome.
    Is it true that almost everyone from New York is a little weird?????
     
  16. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Scotty...I got one end. Someone else HAS to get the other end of the "Bell Curve of Life"
     
  17. scotty

    scotty Smoking Fanatic

    Rich
    I was born in Manhattan Hospital N.Y.C

    I just can't resist fooling sometimes.
    The devil makes me do it[​IMG]

    I always had you figured. lol lol
     
  18. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    <bow> i ain't hard to figger. I am hard to beat :{)
     
  19. scotty

    scotty Smoking Fanatic

    ONLY BECAUSE YOUR HEAD TAKES UP THE WHOLE TRACK[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  20. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Discretion is indeed the better part of valor, Scotty.
     

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