Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Dotch

The Smoker You Drink the Player You Get?

12 posts in this topic

Ah, so now that I have a few minutes, I hear all this jabber about smokers on here and say to myself, "Self, maybe I should look into one of these things." I've seen the Weber smokers in the FF ads but seems like I wasn't in a buying mood at the time. More interested perhaps in seeing what kind of doo dads I could put on the Studebaker to attract unsuspecting 80 and 90 year old grandma's who used to actually drive a car like that. Maybe put a box of Depends or some Poligrip in the front seat? ;) Not sure what direction to go and maybe there's already a Smoking 101 thread started for newbies like me so be gentle; it's my first time.  :D

ThunderLund78 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i havent been in thhe smomeing realm all that long, 3-4 yrs maybe, built my own. but if i was to recomend one, @n eletric self.feeding busquit style or a pellet grill thats also designed to be a smomer.

ThunderLund78 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My opinion would be to get a electric smoker.  Masterbuilt or Bradley smokers would be a good item.  They are easy to operate and digital for easy time and temp settings.  Plus electric smokers are dependable for keeping temps steady.  These smokers are insulated also.  You can get models in  the 30 inch or 40 inch in these brands depending on how much you want to smoke at one time.  Perfect for a family.  good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Dotch said:

Ah, so now that I have a few minutes, I hear all this jabber about smokers on here and say to myself, "Self, maybe I should look into one of these things." I've seen the Weber smokers in the FF ads but seems like I wasn't in a buying mood at the time. More interested perhaps in seeing what kind of doo dads I could put on the Studebaker to attract unsuspecting 80 and 90 year old grandma's who used to actually drive a car like that. Maybe put a box of Depends or some Poligrip in the front seat? ;) Not sure what direction to go and maybe there's already a Smoking 101 thread started for newbies like me so be gentle; it's my first time.  :D

I wonder if I could post the mp3 of bobcat talking about granny porn.  Spit coffee out your nose funny, but I don't want to go in penalty box....

So far as smokers go, I have the smoky mountain by weber, but many folks seem to have the dedicated smokers by masterbuilt etc.  I bet one of those tubes with the pellets and a weber kettle or gas grill would do the job.

Edited by delcecchi

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Um, you could p.m. me del. I don't think you'd get a time out for that. Ya I only have 3 Webers: a Smokey Joe, my 35 year old original model I keep together with baling wire and spare garage sale parts as well as the Performer I bought as a gift to myself for officially becoming an old fart. Maybe something would work.

ThunderLund78 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Dotch said:

Um, you could p.m. me del. I don't think you'd get a time out for that. Ya I only have 3 Webers: a Smokey Joe, my 35 year old original model I keep together with baling wire and spare garage sale parts as well as the Performer I bought as a gift to myself for officially becoming an old fart. Maybe something would work.

check your messages.  let me know if it worked.  sent whole thing while I was at it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a Masterbuilt smoker that died on me and I found a great deal on a Green Mountain Pellet Grill last week. I haven't smoked much on it yet but it works awesome for a grill. My buddy has a Treager and talked me into a pellet grill. I am looking forward to smoke some ribs and pork butt on it. I plan on tearing the Masterbuilt apart and find the wiring short and fix it because I really liked it too. Doesn't hurt to have two anyway but I would recommend the pellet grill. Its as easy as the electric and holds temp just as good and gets up to temp. faster.

Edited by Rip_Some_Lip
bobberineyes likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For making roasts, turkeys, ribs and the like I like my Weber 18" Smokey Mountain. For jerky and sausage I bought a Bluetooth controlled Masterbuilt 40" 6 rack that they make for Cabelas and use an AMNPS for a smoke generator. For cold smoking I built a little WSM out of a Smokey Joe. It works well for smoking peppers from the garden.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

by a cheap Masterbuilt electric.  You just set the thing and can go about your day, sometimes I just add some wood pellets at the beginning and it smokes for long enough where you don't need to do anything until the meat's done.  A smoker and a temp probe can make smoking meat about one of the easiest things to make you could imagine.  

People think you're a cooking genius but there's nothing to it.  All you need is time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Right even smurf could learn to do....................never mind.....:P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Boar said:

Right even smurf could learn to do....................never mind.....:P

dang meathead.............your on a role tonight!!!!!!!!!!:cry::P

Boar likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LL nailed it.... a cheap masterbuilt will make people think you've been smoking meat for 20-30 years. Throw some wood in, tell it what temp and how long you want it to cook.

Then, if you have time check on it if you feel like it. The smoker does all of the work.

blue_healer_guy and reinhard1 like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now



  • Posts

    • Three favorites at the moment.  By the time they upload, I may change my mind.
    • A few from Maplewood State Park on April 16th.  Non-professional, but they stood still long enough for me to get 'em.
    • You might be able to figure things out this week.  How big is your sump basket?  Is the  pump kicking in now?  Sit there for 15 minutes and count the number of times it cycles.  That should give you a decent idea on how much water is coming in.  Then figure out about how high the water has to go before it flows by gravity.  The spec for the pump will say something like that it can pump 2,000 gph at 10 feet of lift.  (the gph drops dramatically the higher it has to pump the water).  The answer to your specifics will give you an idea of how big of a pump you need.  If you match the size of the pump as close as possible to the amount of water your will face you can maximize the amount of time the battery backup will last.   Faced with this problem I took a standard boat sump pump and modified it so I could hook up a garden hose.  The I took an old shop extension cord and wired the pump so I could hook it up to a car in the garage.  So just prior to having Noah float by I could hook things up in the garage and be good to go for as long as I had gas in the car to pump up the battery.   Now that I am adult I bought a generator and wired the house to take care of things.
    • Inevitably at least twice each season I will leave the house, drive 45 minutes and walk some of my favorite grouse spots for hours and hours, seeing nothing.  Admitting defeat on that day, I will drive 45 minutes back home, only to find a covey of birds in the driveway...
    • Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Maker's Maker's 46 Bulleit Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt   Copperwing Distillery in St. Louis Park has a nice smooth whiskey. Supposed to introduce a new bourbon in a couple weeks too.
    • Hey featherslayer, you gonna register that nice bird of yours pretty soon?
    • cool find!  sure looks like a Swainson's.  
    • Great info.   Thanks Steve!   Jim
    • Came across this hawk on Earth Day at the edge of town. I've been told dark morph Red-tail, dark morph Swainson's and dark morph Broa- winged. Anyway, it's a dark morph some kind of hawk.
  • Our Sponsors