View Full Version : Hi all, from NC!

10-12-2013, 09:04 PM
Glad to be a part of the brethren, my Dad turned me on to your site! I've been a BBQ fan all my life and have finally decided to buy a smoker! I need some recommendations in the $400-$600 range, any input?



10-12-2013, 09:28 PM
Welcome! Everyone has an opinion on what kind of smoker. Depends on you and what you plan to do with it. I'm sure WSM, UDS will be recommended. I have an old cheap offset. Best plan is get something, dive in, read, learn and go from there. You can make good BBQ on most anything if you know what your doing. Look around, cook, have fun!

10-12-2013, 11:14 PM
Welcome aboard Greg!

I'm a big fan of my Big Green Egg (which costs more than your budget) and the WSM (Weber Smoky Mountain) which is in your budget. My son recently bought an Akorn & is loving it (also in your budget). And a lotta folks on here love their UDS (Ugly Drum Smoker) that they made themselves.

10-13-2013, 01:52 PM
Welcome Greg!

10-15-2013, 07:03 AM
Welcome aboard Greg, glad to have you as a fellow Brethren here.

I hope to see you in the Q-Talk forum soon. You'll find help on almost every topic from cooking your first Pork Butt to curing and smoking your own ham and bacon.

If you can't find the topic you need help with, or have questions about, just start a new thread in "Q-Talk". There are many people with years of experience that are willing to answer your questions and guide you in the right direction.

10-15-2013, 08:25 AM
Welcome, Greg.

Have a look at the WSM 22". They are cooking machines and in your budget!

10-15-2013, 09:10 PM
Greetings Greg, and welcome from another TarHeel.

10-15-2013, 09:30 PM
Welcome. Have fun.

10-16-2013, 04:35 AM
Welcome..lived in Kville myself years ago.

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10-17-2013, 08:29 AM
Welcome, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.

Thermal Mass
10-17-2013, 09:04 AM
Welcome from Wisconsin!:thumb: