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Old 07-20-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Those look great Beretta! I took a pic of this cheapie propane model while chasing Gdaughter around Wally's lawn and garden area..
I am thinking about starting a little smaller to see how hubby likes it. If it is anything like our electric grill he will be using it year around. The good news, for us is, we can use the electric ones in the winter. Here it get way to cold to be outside grilling. If he can put it on the screened porch, as cold as that gets, it is still better than the back of our lot.

Nita
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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YUp we grill & Smoke out all year. We have a Garage
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:26 AM
 
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Number one son is an avid smoker and has an elaborate home made smoker. He swears by thesmokering.com forum where is an active poster and member. I recommend it.

The Smoke Ring
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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I use a charcoal based smoker - the Weber Smokey Mountain



I don't mind the charcoal aspect of it and it does a great job at regulating the temps (this will be key regardless of type) .... to me the worst part of maintainence has nothing to do with the charcoal ... for me it's cleaning the grates, water pan, etc ... that is the hassle - the charcoal part is easy

I highly recommend the books by Bill & Cheryl Jamison - Smoke & Spice & Sublime Smoke are both worthwhile ... they are more recipes and are definitely geared towards low & slow cooking .... some really good standards in there as well as some other recipes to get the mind working on other stuff to whip up when the smoker is fired up (you can find a hundred pulled pork techniques online, but I never would of thought of trying the horseradish/taragon cheesey mashed potatoes which are very good)

The Paul Kirk Championship BBQ book will have more techniques and recipes where you crank up your temps for a little faster results (not high heat by any means though)

Most importantly, tinker, adjust and have fun
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:34 AM
 
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It's not the smoker, it's the cook. I've got a couple nice smokers, one is a weber kettle one touch silver, and I can screw it up or make it great........all in one day.

It takes practice and knowing your smoker/grill/oven/stove/dutch oven or what ever you use. It also takes practice knowing each cut of meat.

Test the waters with what you think would work great for you, in a couple yrs you'll want something different anyway.

Good luck
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We have priced the electric ones and have decided, next week to get one.

Nita
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