Hey from Alligator Point

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by alligatorob, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. I am a new member from Alligator Point, Florida. I really enjoy smoking meat and bbq. My favorite is pork butt, but I also do fish, beef, most anything that will cook.
    Right now I own a big green egg, in the past I have owned a Bradley and a Brinkman electric. I am currently thinking about getting an electric smoker, the big green egg is really nice, but it won’t cold smoke stuff. Problem is I live on the beach and salt corrosion really eats stuff up fast here and I’m not sure I can find an electric that will last. Maybe I can get some ideas from this forum.
     
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You live on the beach.....[​IMG] ......nice!

    Welcome to the forum alligatorob.[​IMG]
     
  3. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome from another Floridian, alittle south of you in the Big Bend.
     
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, the place where good folks meet and share good times. It sounds like you may be in need of a stainless steel smoker, unless you're into scheduled maintenance. Good luck on your search, and post some pics when you've made your selection.
     
  5. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the smf. Lots of great info here. If it was me I would look into one that is stainless steel. Do you have someplace you can store it when your not using it that would be out of the elements? Just thought that might help it last long then if it sits outside all the time. I have an electric little cheif and I store my in my garage when not using it, but I don't have to worry about salt water, just snow and rain up here. Just my 2 cents.

    Kookie
     
  6. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome and if someone has an idea you will hear about it cause there are lots of great ones here!!!!!!!
     
  7. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    alligatorob
    Welcome to SMF !!!
    Are you having rust problems with the cabinet of the smoker or corrosion on the electrical connections?

    As other mentioned for the cabinet stailess steel would be a good choice. If the problem is with the electrical connections I would suggest spraying them with a protective coating like you would for your car battery terminals.
     
  8. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard the SMF.
     
  9. fred420

    fred420 Meat Mopper

    use dielectric grease to protect electrical connections..at napa, autozone, pep boys, etc..also great for protecting trailer plug form the green corrosion.....[​IMG]
     
  10. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Go to your local boat/marine store and get a can of corrosive-X. I use it to spray all the elec. terminals on my Mercury 150. Works real good to ward off saltwater corrosion. Good luck.
     
  11. sausage joe

    sausage joe Newbie

    I will be in alligator point in a few weeks maybe I could stop by and see your setup.
    From the frozen North

    joe b
     
  12. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF!!
     
  13. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. Nice to have you. I have an Original Bradley which is electric and I love it. It is also available in stainless which should fair well.
     
  14. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to SMF
     
  15. jdfire40

    jdfire40 Fire Starter

    Welcome

    Nice to have another Floridian!
     
  16. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF!
     
  17. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. [​IMG]
     
  18. habaneroman

    habaneroman Fire Starter

    Welcome to the friendliest group of Smokin' Freaks you could ever meet!!

    Say.. have you smoked Alligator?? I would love to get my hands on some of that!!

    Best of luck to you!

    David
     
  19. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome aboard Rob, theres getting to be a lot of us Florida crackers in here.
     
  20. charles1056

    charles1056 Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the SMF, Rob.
     

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