First time smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by pnite52, May 9, 2015.

  1. pnite52

    pnite52 Newbie

    Looking for tips on smokers and what one to get
     
  2. [​IMG]   Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a rainy day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

    Gary
     
  3. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the site.  Do you have an idea of which fuel you are interested in going with?  I use charcoal and have no problem recommending the Weber WSM smokers.  (Size depends on # of folks you need to feed).  There are pros and cons to all of the fuel types and you will find folks who have experience with all types around the site.

    My current favorite for all around use and "Bang for the buck" goes to the Char Griller Akorn.

    Here is a good place for you to start some serious study.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/products/category/smokers
     
  4. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
    Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
    because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
    Happy smoken.
    David
     
  5. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC, pnite. Fuel, number of folks you're cooking for, do you like to play with the fire or do you want set and forget? There are lots of variables to selecting the type of cooker that you want. As mentioned above the WSM (charcoal) is a good way to start and is user friendly. However, the offset stick burner (wood) will deliver better overall flavor. Just go on the various sites and you will get more information than you can ever sort through. Notice as you do your due diligence that there very few objective opinions. Everybody thinks that their cooker is the best, I know mine is. Lol

    Good luck and good smoking, Joe
     

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