Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by imatryin, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. imatryin

    imatryin Newbie

    Hello fellow smokers.
    I came across this sight when I was researching which type of smoker to buy. I'm from northern Michigan and want to start smoking some of my venison from this year. I need some guidance on what to buy. Any help would be great.
  2. [​IMG]Hello, and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything. 



  3. 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...
    Happy smoken.
  4. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

  5. Welcome to the forum!  I just did this "research exercise" back in December to figure out which smoker to buy, drove myself crazy for a while.  But, you're in the right place for information, this forum has a lot of good info.  I started by researching the differences between electric, gas and charcoal.   I was already smoking on a gas grill with a chip box but wanted a dedicated smoker.  I was leaning toward electric because of the "set it and forget it" features, they appear to be almost foolproof.  I ruled out charcoal for me early, but the more I'm getting into this the more I see the possibility of a charcoal smoker in my future for another part of my hobby, er yeah, addiction.  But, I chose gas for now, I bought a Smoke Vault 24 after all my research and I have been very, very happy with it and it puts out some great eats.  Whatever you decide, the thing I learned is patience, you need to have patience and do it right the first time.  That and temperature control, which is part patience, I can't live anymore without a good thermometer.  Well, that's my $.02 for now, hope it helps a little.  Good luck in your research and purchase, there is plenty out there to choose from.
  6. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.


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