New smoker!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bkrantz, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. bkrantz

    bkrantz Newbie

    Hello all,  

    I'm a long-time lurker, first time poster.  A lot of great info on this site that I have used so thank you!

    Over the past several years I have been using a couple un-insulated propane smokers and when it comes to making deer sticks, I feel like I have a pretty damn good end product figured out (see photo - tastes even better than it looks).  

    I usually use Hickory chips to give it a flavor we all like without getting them too smokey.  The problem I have with the propane smokers is how inconsistent the temps are top to bottom, left to right, front to back, making it a real pain in the arse getting the sticks done in the amount of time it should be taking.  

    That being said, a buddy of mine made me a gravity smoker and I am very excited to start making sticks on it (among everything else we like to smoke).  My question is for those with experience with gravity smokers - what are you using for lump coal and wood for flavoring without getting it too smokey?  My understanding is that with this type of smoker you will naturally get a more smokey flavor especially with the long smokes.  Any advise is greatly appreciated.  

    By the way, here are a few photos of the new smoker!  I bought the flamemaster 200 wifi controller that we tried out this weekend while cooking ribs and appears to work great.  

    and of course the ribs......

  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC. it's good to have you on this great site.
  3. smokinal

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

    Welcome to SMF!

    I see this is your first post.

    When you can would you swing over to roll call & introduce yourself.

    Then we can all give you a proper SMF welcome!

  4. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Hello and welcome, congratulations on the new smoker.

    Very good looking piece of equipment.

    May you enjoy it through many delicious smokes.

  5. bkrantz

    bkrantz Newbie

    So my real question was buried in that first post.  Any thoughts on this?


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