New to the site and to smoking

Discussion in 'For New Members' started by getfocusd24, May 23, 2015.

  1. getfocusd24

    getfocusd24 Newbie

    Hello everyone. As the title states i'm new here and to the world of smoking. I have not even purchased a smoker yet as I am seeking information from experienced people on which route would be the best way to go for me. I have always wanted to try it and after seeing a thread on a hunting site, I figured it was something I was really interested in.

    So if someone would like to help educate a newbie, please feel free to help. There is too much new information and I really have no clue where to start. So thanks in advance for any info
     
  2. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the board! What are your smoking needs? Cooking for a bunch of people or just one or two? Want to set-and-forget something automatic, or fuss with a fire?
     
  3. getfocusd24

    getfocusd24 Newbie

    Just for a small group, 5 at most, but usually just 2 or 3 people. I figured a set it and forget it would probably be best to start with if they are not too expensive.
     
  4. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm guessing a WSM would suit your needs well, maybe others can make suggestions.
     
  5. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    If you have some tools and a can do attitude build yourself a mini-wsm... They are great little smokers!
     
  6. getfocusd24

    getfocusd24 Newbie

    What else would you suggest to purchase that is needed for smoking?
     
  7. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    A remote dual therm makes smoking a lot easier! You can watch your meat and pit temps from inside your house or doing yardwork. Most people here have either a mav or an igrill.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2015
  8. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Reliable grill tools, not cheap seasonal stuff. High-quality forks and spatulas, tongs, etc. Big zip-seal bags. At least one good injector, similar to a giant hypodermic needle. That's just a few quick basics.
     

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