Checking in from Utah

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by zatarra, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. zatarra

    zatarra Newbie

    I have been smoking meats as long as I can remember. I grew up next door to my Grandparents and my Grandpa had quite the collection of grills and what he called a "chinese" smoker. I'm not sure what made it a chinese smoker it looked like an upright steel 55 gallon drum with a fire box at the base. I remember adding wood and propping up the lid to control the temperature. I have a couple of charcoal smokers and my main smoker is a New Braunfels with a side fire box. I am considering an electric smoker so I don't have to babysit the smoker the entire smoke. I have just recently discovered SMF after searching smoked cheese. I cannot believe the amount of knowledge and help offered on this forum. I look forward to joining you and trying out all of the knowledge offered here.

  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Kevin, welcome to SMF!  Glad you are finding the information useful here.  Sounds like you have a ton of experience and there are a BUNCH of folks here with electric smokers. 

    Interesting family history.  Thanks for sharing.  Maybe he called his UDS a "Chinese smoker" because the Chinese smoke their ribs hanging vertically from a rack.  I am a huge fan of charcoal with wood smoking.  A WSM with a BBQ Guru turns it into a set and forget smoker, but that's about double what you'd pay for an electric. 

    Have fun searching the threads and deciding what comes next. 

    Glad you're here.

  3. [​IMG]   Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a cool and cloudy day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

  4. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Welcome aboard Kevin.  Sounds like a great childhood growing up smoking with Grandpa.  Looking forward to seeing pictures of your smokes.
  5. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
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