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rbswrds
06-05-2014, 09:52 AM
Alright with the wife on deployment and the major honey projects done, Id like to spend this summer learning to be a better cook. I am definitely a beginner with some big hits and a few misses, consider this my sophomore year.

Last year I used a vertical smoker last but some charcoal escaped from the bottom and almost had an episode so I'm done with that model. Looking at a Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn 1,060-sq in Charcoal Horizontal Smoker for a beginner..... any thoughts? Mostly Im cooking for 2 plus a day or 2 of leftovers so I dont want anything too big.

Hoping to learn, chat and eventually share a little with y'all

Robert

Ron_L
06-05-2014, 10:02 AM
Welocme to the asylum!

Dadeo719
06-05-2014, 10:12 AM
Welcome. You will find a world of knowledge on here.

cowgirl
06-05-2014, 10:17 AM
Welcome to the forum!

Smokeoholic
06-05-2014, 10:22 AM
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BBQ_MAFIA
06-05-2014, 10:23 AM
Welcome Robert!

bbq.tom
06-05-2014, 10:33 AM
Welcome to the forum! I lived in J'ville for 20 years while working on MCBCL (3- IN the corps and 17 as gov't worker).

If you want something fairly small yet with great capability (and pretty forgiving for a newbie) I'd HIGHLY recommend a LANG 36" patio! Great little stick burner that produces great pork and ribs and just about anything you want to throw on (except a whole pig!). Manufactured in Nahunta, GA so it's not too far.

Wampus
06-05-2014, 10:57 AM
Welcome from Indiana!!!

THIS PLACE ROCKS!!!!
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Thingfish
06-05-2014, 11:17 AM
Glad to have you, Robert

rbswrds
06-05-2014, 12:29 PM
Welcome to the forum! I lived in J'ville for 20 years while working on MCBCL (3- IN the corps and 17 as gov't worker).

If you want something fairly small yet with great capability (and pretty forgiving for a newbie) I'd HIGHLY recommend a LANG 36" patio! Great little stick burner that produces great pork and ribs and just about anything you want to throw on (except a whole pig!). Manufactured in Nahunta, GA so it's not too far.

Thanks! I will look into that and AMERICAN MADE too! Perfect!

Bob C Cue
06-05-2014, 12:33 PM
Welcome. You may want to look at getting a Pit Barrel Cooker. It is vertical smoker, but will have no mishaps with this baby. Does not take up much room but you can cook up to 8 racks of ribs at one time. Good luck on your search.

PS. The owner is an Iraq War vet and is good people! Give him a call anytime (303-249-9096) and he will get you up to speed on the benefits of a PBC.

rbswrds
06-05-2014, 12:34 PM
Thanks y'all, Im feelin pretty welcome here...just need to learn the navigating here, and i just paid up for a subscription.

rbswrds
06-05-2014, 12:37 PM
Welcome to the forum! I lived in J'ville for 20 years while working on MCBCL (3- IN the corps and 17 as gov't worker).

If you want something fairly small yet with great capability (and pretty forgiving for a newbie) I'd HIGHLY recommend a LANG 36" patio! Great little stick burner that produces great pork and ribs and just about anything you want to throw on (except a whole pig!). Manufactured in Nahunta, GA so it's not too far.

Thanks! I will look into that and AMERICAN MADE too! Perfect!

whew-wow!! they are nice but a touch out of my rookie budget. I was shootin for half $500 ballpark for right now......... maybe I go cheap this year......and buy big next year....idk. Financially I could do it, but startin off that a tough swallow and prob tougher to pass over to the wife

bbq.tom
06-05-2014, 12:42 PM
whew-wow!! they are nice but a touch out of my rookie budget. I was shootin for half $500 ballpark for right now......... maybe I go cheap this year......and buy big next year....idk. Financially I could do it, but startin off that a tough swallow and prob tougher to pass over to the wife

Wait a minute, she's deployed, so she wouldn't even know until she gets home - and by that time you should have become proficient and able to cook her some GREAT stuff!!!

Seriously now, maybe check you the barrel type off-set smokers at Lowes and Home Depot. Not great quality, but in your price range and will be similar to cooking on a "good" rig.

SkinEz
06-05-2014, 12:59 PM
Nice to meet you from WV.

garyk1398
06-05-2014, 01:09 PM
Welcome Robert. Nice intro!!

HarrynVegas
06-05-2014, 03:16 PM
Welcome to the Brethren. You will love it here. I was stationed at Camp Swampy back in the mid seventies. Semper Fi.

NRA4Life
06-05-2014, 03:57 PM
WELOCME! And Enjoy!

Toast
06-05-2014, 04:53 PM
Welcome and Thanks to your Wife and you for your service.

bluetang
06-05-2014, 05:34 PM
Welcome, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.

Blythewood BBQ'er
06-05-2014, 07:08 PM
Welcome to the Brethren!

Diesel Dave
06-06-2014, 05:36 AM
Welcome to the madness, enjoy your stay!

Thank you both for your service to our great country

Big George's BBQ
06-06-2014, 08:08 AM
Welcome

Flyin Pig
06-06-2014, 08:27 AM
Welcome to the Brethren - you're going to like this place!