Noobie from Northern Indiana

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jimtown, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Well, I am ready to jump into the BBQ/smoking fun...

    I an new to the Qing, I have cooked for years on the good ole Gas grill but now after r4eading/listening/watchign allthe good stuff on Charcol grilling i am looking at buying "Brinkmann 40" Smoke 'n Pit Charcoal Smoker" from the local Wally-world. it looks like a nice price to introduce myself to the hobby. (is ths the same you refer to as "ECB" in the forums?)

    I have a local friend that has opened a BBQ resurant here intown and he use to be on the circuit and won several compatitions in the past, so he is willing to give me some pointers also.

    In my spare time i am a BoyScout Scoutmaster and thought this wouldbe good to take on campouts also (besides Dutch oven cooking)

    Thanks agian

    Elkhart, In
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum! I think the ECB is the really cheapo dome top Brinkman. I retired mine when I bought the SMV.
  3. Welcome!

    I may be mistaken, but I think that would be a SnP ... kinda new to all the acronyms here as well... LOL

    Lotta good info to be found here, so I'm sure you'll be kickin out da Q in no time.


  4. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, Jim! Glad to have ya here. If you're new to smoking I suggest signing up for Jeff's free 5-day eCourse. It's a great course that will give you the stuff needed to get started smoking, quick!

    Looking forward to your future posts and qvue! [​IMG]
  5. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Jim. Glad You Here. Smf Is A Good Place.
  6. norrell6

    norrell6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Hey Jim,

    The ECB is a bullet style smoker, it does not look like a normal grill. I recommend getting an ECB. I still have mine and it is what I started smoking with. Like you, I had grilled for a long time but only with gas. I was amazed at how much flavor was added by the smoking process. Jeff's 5 day email course is great for basic smoking info. Look forward to hearing about what kind of smoker you decide on.
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF you'll find lots of great info and recipes here. Have fun and happy smoking
  8. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    welcome to smf, great people who want to assist you to be sucessful!!!
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad to have you as part of the SMF. Jim, if you have any questions, just ask our friendly members. They're are always willing to share good times, smokes, Q's, and jokes too.
  10. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you are here!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  11. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    welcome to the smf.
  12. Hey Buddy ...........

    Glad to see someone local. Smoking it up over in Bristol!
  13. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    Welcome Jim, you have hit the Best site on the web.. People in here bend over backwards to help with any problem that might arise.. They are Great....

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