New Member to the Religion of Bbq

Discussion in 'For New Members' started by sconniebbq, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. Hello there! I'm about 15 minutes new here. I recently started going Bbq crazy and decided I might need some direct experience from you all. Right now I'm on the market for a new smoker.
    As of right now, I use my dad's old brinkman offset that we learned after a year of scrappy bbq has a faulty thermometer that was about 100 degrees off the whole time.
    I have been studying and getting better and better through my own infatuation with how smoker work and how the meat reacts to smoke. I'm in Wisconsin and need a well insulated smoker as I feel my compulsion for tweeking recipes and such will drive me to do some cooking in the middle of the winter.
    Everywhere else I've looked has recommended either $300-$600 uninsulated smoker or $2,000 and up trailer pieces.
    I guess what I'm getting at is; I am desperate for some insight on smokers that may fit my needs. I hope I am welcome here and look forward to chatting with some veterans and beginners alike.

    Thanks much!
  2. mosmoke22

    mosmoke22 Newbie

    An FHC'er?
    I got nothing on insulated smokers, other than maybe an inexpensive felty welding blanket....not very attractive, tho!
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to the forum!

    Glad to have you with us!

  4. garvinque

    garvinque Meat Mopper

     Great site here the people are very helpful.[​IMG]
  5. tbonejack

    tbonejack Fire Starter

    OP, I just bought a Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM) smoker (18.5"), and it works very well.  It cost $297 (tax not included) on

    It's a charcoal smoker.  And I use Kingsford charcoal briquettes.

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