Tropical smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by crownified, May 15, 2016.

  1. crownified

    crownified Newbie

    The past few months i have been tying to find a new hobby. One day my wife and I were talking about a trip last year to Texas. We just drove around the state eating at different BBQ joints. That memory brought on the idea of getting a smoker.

    I got a chargriller competition pro and am waiting on the rest of my materials to finish my desired mods but I extended the chimney down to just above the grill and seasoned it today. Since it was hot after a few hours of just seasoning I decided to toss on a pork butt.

    First cook did not turn out perfect but was still good. The rest of my mods will make a big difference in stabilizing heat. I live on an island so never have to worry about cold weather and can smoke all year. Should improve pretty fast.
  2. Welcome to the site, this is a great place to learn.
    I think you'll find that this is more than a hobby, its a religion/addiction/way of life, but in a good kind of way.
    Now that's a vacation, I plan to do the same one day. With any luck Tennessee, Missouri, and the Carolina's, just to name a few, will also be on the list.
    I live on an island and smoke all year long too, but its not because the weather is warm.  Good luck with your new smoker, and good smokin.
    Last edited: May 15, 2016
  3. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Welcome to you.

    I live on an island too, a very large one called North America.[​IMG]

    Doesn't everyone live on an island? 

    We get a lot of snow on my part of this one though.

    I think I like your island weather better than mine.

    Glad you came here.


  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum.

    Glad to have you with us.

    Sounds like you are in a perfect spot to practice your new hobby.

  5. crownified

    crownified Newbie

    Thank you for the welcome everyone.  My first smoke was a success and I can confidently say I am gonna love my new hobby.  Tomorrow I am jumping all in and filling the smoker with meat.   Got 2 pork butts, 2 racks of beef back ribs, 3 pork rib tips, potatoes and cabbage going on the smoker.  Go big or go home right.  No pressure haha. I am nervous and not expecting it to be perfect but with all I have read on here and the few practice runs at maintaining constant temp I am confident it will at least be edible.  

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