Noob from Lewisville, TX

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by andyb, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Hi all.

    I am a complete newbie, I have eaten plenty of good BBQ!

    Currently use a Weber Silver but am aching to smoke. Have been poking around some websites, stores and craigslist. I am not averse to buying a used smoker but aren't sure what I want / need yet.

    Currently leaning to a propane for ease, but haven't ruled out something like the Charbroil/Braunfels Silver Pro.

    The main challenge will be convincing the better half how much it's needed and how much it will enhance our lives....
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Let her look at some of the Qview around here and she can see what she's missing that should convince her. [​IMG] Have fun and happy smoking
  3. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, andy. I can vouch for how good smoked food is. [​IMG] Take a look around and check out all the great info that's available here. It's a great place.
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you aboard.
  5. sixpack

    sixpack Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Hi and welcome to SMF... Let your wife join you while your on SMF. Maybe she'll be the one to sugest getting a smoker.[​IMG]
  6. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard. My wife was skeptical about me buying a smoker. Now she thinks this is the best hobby I have ever had because she gets to reap the rewards too.
  7. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF.
  8. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF family, lots of good info floating around here.

    Just don't be afraid to ask questions, lots of folks are willing to help.
  9. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome, Andy. You'll get lots of great advice here on smokers. Best forum for smoking on the net. Good luck with getting the wife on board. My missus still rolls her eyes [​IMG] at me every time I start talkin about buying something new. She just doesn't get it: I NEED MORE STUFF TO SMOKE WITH!! [​IMG]
  10. Welcome to the forum Andy. May I suggest checking out garage sales also.
  11. Welcome. I actually live in Lewisville when I was in the 2nd and 3rd grade. I believe the high school mascot was the catamounts?
  12. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome.I just snagged a charbroil offset next to garbage cans last week.Just needed light sandblast and some paint.
  13. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Andy, glad to have you aboard!
  14. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Andy!
  15. mnola917

    mnola917 Smoke Blower

    hey welcome to SMF, and when it comes down to convincing the better half I have always found it is better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.
  16. ytsejam

    ytsejam Newbie

    hey, im in lewisville.
    what up [​IMG]
  17. smokingscooby

    smokingscooby Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF . Wait until you snoop around here for awhile. Your wife will be amazed at some of the QViews and just what everyone is smoking.. Everyone here is knowledgeable and willing to help with any kind of question or problem[​IMG]
  18. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA.........Make an investment in what you can afford and have at it............You have come to the right place.
  19. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I don't think it would be hard to convince her with the price of most bbq dinners I've seen. You can produce just as good if not better yourself and not cost as much. Welcome to the SMF family!!!
  20. That's a lot of replies!

    I stopped by Home Depot, just to have a quick look, and found a Brinkmann or something that looked like it was made from hammered flat dry cleaning clothes hangers.

    The metal was so thin that when I open the door, the side panel distorted.

    Any brands just to stay the devil away from?

    BTW, I am not a native Texan, or even American for that matter. You have one of those pesky brits amongst you.....

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