Hello from central Illinois

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by andrewbest, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Hello! My name is Andy and I am from Peoria, IL. I am new to this fantastic hobbie and just learning. I currently have a Brinkman Gourmet electric smoker, but am in the process of moving up. I am leaning towards the Char Griller Super Pro with side fire box. Is there a better product in the $200-250 range? So far, this site has been extremely helpful and I look forward to your help in creating better meat!
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Andy! I'm not familiar with the Char Griller, but someone who is will be along to answer your questions.
    Good to have you aboard. :)
  3. Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA.......Buy what you can afford......You will learn the intricacies of any smoker just by using it.
  4. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, Andrew. I can't answer your question, but someone will be along shortly who can. You'll find these folks are very helpful. [​IMG]
  5. Hi!

    Nice to meet another Illinoisan on here! I'm Matt from southern IL (Carbondale area). I too have the electric Brinkmann. Smoking some spare ribs on it right now - our valentine's day dinner. I got the smoker last March as a birthday present. I've had tons of fun using it!

    Hope you enjoy this forum as much as I do. Lots of very helpful people here.
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Andy, looks like you'll be all set come this summer. Glad to have you with us at the DMF.
  7. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    Welcome fellow Illinoisian! Chicago burbs here! I have a char-griller Super Pro with SFB. I absolutely love it! The cast iron grates are awesome! I haven't modded it, but there are plenty of threads on here about modifying the CGSP. Ones a sticky in the charcoal smoker subforum. Check it out!
  8. ted

    ted Fire Starter

    Welcome Andy! Nice to see all the Illinois folks chiming in, I'm from Chi 'burbs.
  9. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    welcome from another Illinoisan, Im just north of Peoria about
    40 miles. you will be able to find all the info you need here to make you a pro in no time!
  10. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums, Andy. You'll find lots of good folks here with all kinds of help to offer.
  11. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad to have you here at SMF, Andy. This is a great hobby and a perfect site to feed it! Looking forward to your future posts and qvue.
  12. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard from an ex Illinoisan.
  13. smokingscooby

    smokingscooby Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the forum from another Illinoisian. This forum has answers to any questions you might have. So enjoy !!!![​IMG]
  14. uncletykie

    uncletykie Smoke Blower

    Hey Andy, ...Welcome, I too am from Illinois Near Petersburg, just north of Springfield. You will love this sight. If you need any help just drop me a private message
  15. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard Andy, be careful this hobby is addictive!

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