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Catamountvt 10-02-2010 09:46 AM

Trying to get started in VT
 
Hello my name is Chris and I am a newbie to both smoking and to online forums. I am at the point where I want to progres from grilling to smoking. My smoking experience is limited to a few attempts at smoking ribs. My first attempt was in a charchol smoker (that I could not keep lit or control the temp very well) and the second time I borrowed my buddy's Treager with more success, but was not as good as I hoped. My experiece with the Treager has me convinced that a pellet smoker is the way to go for me. However, I also have another requirement. I need my smoker to also be my grill. This means I need to have direct heat that is hot enough to sear steaks (650+ degrees). My research has me leaning towrd a MAK grill. I could really use some advice.

bbquzz 10-02-2010 09:53 AM

Welcome Catamountvt from The Land of the Buckeye Nut :becky: This is great place to learn and if you having something to share ... Put it out there :thumb: You have come to the right place for some great advice and great people!

frognot 10-02-2010 10:40 AM

Welcome aboard Chris!

southernsmoker 10-02-2010 11:12 AM

Welcome to the fray...

bluetang 10-02-2010 11:53 AM

Welcome Chris, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.

Catamountvt 10-02-2010 03:29 PM

Thanks Guys. I appreciate the welcome. I am trying to learn how to navigate the forum. Any advice you can provide would be appreaciated. Do members really own all the smokers listed in the signature? What would be the best thread to post on to get some advice about purchasing a pellet smoker?

getyourrubonbbq 10-02-2010 05:04 PM

Welcome Chris!! You could probably search in Q talk for some info.

Midnight Smoke 10-02-2010 11:47 PM

Hello and Welcome! Hang around awhile, you can learn a lot here.

Neil 10-03-2010 07:10 AM

Welcome aboard Chris, enjoy what you learn and share what you know, it's what we do here.

BBQ_MAFIA 10-03-2010 08:32 AM

Welcome

Westexbbq 10-03-2010 11:10 AM

Welcome to the camp,
Chris.
Enjoy.

Big George's BBQ 10-03-2010 09:13 PM

Welcome

cowgirl 10-04-2010 03:43 PM

Welcome to the forum Chris!
I have a Memphis Pro that smokes at 180 and sears at 650.. so far I love it. :-D

rescue_ranger 10-04-2010 05:36 PM

Welcome brother pull up a chair and have an ice cold Yueling lager beer

Rookie'48 10-06-2010 01:11 AM

Welcome to our crazy little club house!


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