New to this site, cant wait to get invloved!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by chitownsmoker99, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. My name is Jeff, I live in the suburbs of chicago. I just moved out of the city and now have the space to buy a new smoker. I travel a lot so I have been able to try BBQ from all over the US. I will have to say one of my favorite spots is Oklahoma Joes in KC. If you are ever in the area you need to try the Z-man special.

    For the last 20 years or so my Dad used a Brinkman Electric Smoker for ribs and pork etc and mainly for Tri-tip a charcoal smoker. I learned everything I know from him and watching TV shows on the Food Network. I enjoy keeping the family tradition going!

    My favorite meat to smoke is Baby Back Ribs. Second would be doing pulled pork. I want to get better at doing Brisket, part of the reason Im here!

    So the brinkman electric smoker went out on me and now I am in the search for a new smoker. I am looking at the Smokin It #3. I would like any feedback anyone has on this one. If anyone has any other options that may be better I would really appreciate it. Im looking to stay in the 500-1000 range. I would like to be closer to the 500 dollar range but if someone had a great one maybe I would pull the trigger and spurge a little.

    So I'll end with, Im excited to get in invloved with this site and hope to share any knowlege i may have and learn from you guys as well!

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  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Jeff! :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

    Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

    You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Could you maybe use this to fix your Brinkman?

    Amazon dot com "Brinkmann 812-3323-0 Smokeshop Electric Converter" Its for a conversion, but it might fit on your pit?

    Just a thought

    You might check the boards as to electric smoker consumer ratings.
  4. The brinkman was thrown out by my mom without asking. I was living in the city, so I had to keep it at her house. I freaked out once I asked her for it and she said I threw it away. It could have been fixed, she didnt realize it.

    Either way I wanted to get a larger smoker anyways to smoke larger amounts for big parties!
  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  6. thanks man! Reviews are pretty good for this companies products. I think im going to give it a shot!
  7. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Jeff!  Glad you found us.  This is a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...smoking and grilling great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Any time you need help, just ask and you'll get plenty!

    I don't have direct knowledge of Smokin It, but have heard and read great reviews.  Are you set on owning an electric?  In your price range there are some other great options in charcoal, stick burner, and pellet pits.

  8. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you decided to join us!

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums.

    Jeff has added a new rule #11...He says "off site links" are not allowed.

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

    Last edited: Jul 13, 2013
  9. I am pretty set on going with an Electric smoker now but may want to try other options later. My dad had two smokers so I have experience on a Charcoal smoker too. Just more comfortable with the electric.

    What are some of the other options that would be a good choice?

  10. Jeff [​IMG]

    Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
    and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
    are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

    Happy smoken.

  11. Jeff

    If you will post this in the smoker area. You will get a lot more help. Also spend some time checking the reviews and comments otherss have made on their smoker


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