Hello from SE Massachusetts

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by ben cartwright2, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. I just joined the SMF forum, been hanging around the Virtual Weber Bullet forum for a bit.  I am looking to get a new smoker, I currently have a 10 year old New Braunfels Black Diamond (used about 10 times), a Weber Silver B gas grill and a Weber 22 inch kettle.

       Been looking at the Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5 water smoker and will eventually get one, in the meantime I was at Bass Pro today and saw the Masterbilt XL on sale for $159, less my 10% Disabled Vet discount and $70 in a gift certificate and rewards points I could get it for about $70 brand new.

       One thing I enjoy but also hate about the NBBD is that you are monkeying with the temp every 10 minutes.

    I would like to be able to fire up the smoker, put in some ribs or a butt and go shooting at the range and then come back 3 hours later and be getting ready to go.

    My wife asked why do I need another grill/smoker? I asked her why does she need an antique firetruck in the garage (1981 Chevy 1 ton brush truck) - turned out to be a bad idea, the question that is.

    I still want to save up the $300 for the WSM but for $70 I find the XL hard to pass up, and one of my 3 boys, my youngest a lefty who also shoots, said he wants to give it to me for my 60th birthday next month
  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums! Glad you've joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food! There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

  3. Been spending my time reading the mods for the MB XL, I have a cast iron fry pan from 1890 that I will use for the wood, and I haven't even bought the unit yet.

    I am looking forward to my time here.
  4. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

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  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Oh please don't use that piece of beauty for the WOOD!  You need to love that cast iron...use it for Bacon!  [​IMG]

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/terms-of-service

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

  6. The 1890 I got off ebay when I was trying to fill in some holes in my cast iron cook ware, the logo is gone, it had been abused in the past

    I have two Wagner 14 skillets, they are monsters, one was Grandma's and the other the mother-in-law's

    I love cast iron, but the 1890 (I have one same age with National logo) holds screws in my workshop
  7. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Okay then!  I love my Cast iron and collect it too!  You have some great pieces!  BTW....when I saw your "name"....brought a smile remembering the TV show!

  8. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Welcome to the forum Ben. Say hi to little joe , hoss and Adam for us :grilling_smilie:

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