Hi from Mooringsport, LA

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by caseyp, May 3, 2012.

  1. caseyp

    caseyp Fire Starter

    Hi my name is Casey. I'm 29 and love my wife and 6 (almost 7) year old daughter. I just started trying to smoke anything on the grill, a few weekends ago I smoked some chickens with Dr. Pepper cans. They turned out really good for my first time trying it. I had problems keeping the temp in the grill hot enough but I have done some research and think I figured my problem out. I have a charcoal grill with a smoke box on the side right now. I told my wife I want a propane fueled smoker but she said that she doesn't like the taste from a propane smoker. Which one would any of you suggest? I've been doing research on building a smoker versus buying one and as far as I see if I were to eventually start cooking in competitions I would build one since I'm a welder but for backyard smoking it would be better to just go buy one. Let me know what y'alls thoughts are on this.
  2. Welcome to SMF..........[​IMG]

    A couple answers to your questions regarding smokers.

    I would consider buying a Yoder or a Lang. I am going to buy a Lang since it is a true reverse flow smoker. 1/4" steel and weighs 608 lbs. The 36" original patio will be in my backyard soon.


    Yoder makes an excellent stick burner too. If you want a pellet smoker Yoder has a first class unit. Traeger makes a pellet style also. Here is Yoders site.


    Here is another web site of a guy who uses the yoder on all his videos.


    Lang and Yoder are two companies who's products are competition grade.

    Good luck and have fun....[​IMG]
  3. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Welcome to the forum Casey! Glad to have you. This is the place to learn all that you never knew you didn't know! I'm with RTBBQ2, for competition, buy a Lang reverse flow. If you are not in a hurry, study it and the forums and build your own. For backyard smoking, what you have will suffice when you learn it's ups and downs. Can't wait to see your Q-view!

  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome, from Slidell  CaseyP
  5. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    :welcome1: to SMF .
    UDS are cheap to build. Super easy to control the temp.
    will burn 20+ hours on full charcoal basket .
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello Casey and [​IMG]to SMF - glad to have you here 

    Please do us a favor and update your profile with your location 
  7. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Welcome  its nice to have ya.. There is lots to learn  and great people to learn from.. Have fun and Happy smoking.. BBQ UP
  8. caseyp

    caseyp Fire Starter

    I went a little while ago and bought some spare ribs to smoke along with my brisket flat tomorrow. If I remember I'll take some pics so y'all can see how it turns out. And thanks for the welcome!
  9. caseyp

    caseyp Fire Starter

    After looking at some of the UDS smokers on here that might be the way I go for now. I have 3 of those barrels with lids at my house, I got them for free so I could put deer corn in them. I may start on one of these smokers this weekend. If I do I'll start a thread else where.
  10. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Welcome Casey! Good luck on the UDS, you are on the road already! Enjoy!
  11. caseyp

    caseyp Fire Starter

    I have an older air compressor at the house that I don't think works. I got a new compressor a few months ago. I'm pretty sure that my barrels are lined with red paint and from what I've read those are a pain to deal with. So what I may do is take the power head off the compressor and cut a few doors in it and go from there, we'll see though.

    What is y'alls opinion on a smoker like this?

  12. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Hello Casey and [​IMG]  to SMF!
  13. Hey man...been seeing a few from our area 'round here lately...maybe we need an ArkLaTex chapter... :)
  14. Hi Casey, Welcome to the forum. I live in Gonzales just below Baton Rouge. I had a Brinkman ECB for a few years but always had trouble holding temps with ti. I started liking for a new one and finally settled ot the Weber Smokey Mountain. The ease of operation is amazing. I can hold 225 degrees for over ten hours. I don't think I would have anything else.
  15. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF from Denham Springs .....

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