Allow me to introduce myself

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by dledingt, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. dledingt

    dledingt Newbie

    My name is Dick and I live in Caldwell, Idaho.  I recently retired and decided to take up smoking meats in memory of my father, Robert.  Dad had built a smoker from an old refrigerator and it had been out beside my mother's garage since he passed away in 2005.  I drug it out of the scrap pile and proceeded to restore it.  It is an electric smoker and he had used 220v components from a discarded electric range to power.  The dial thermostat was shot and there was a lot of rust in the bottom. I restored the fridge with a new 220v capillary dial thermometer, new coil heating element, and a coat of paint.  My wife put a sign on it that says "Bob's Smokehouse".  Now I get to think of my dad every time I use the smoker.  To date I have done mostly fish (kokanee and trout) and pork shoulder.  I am looking forward to many more years of smoking but have realized the smoker will need an upgrade to the temperature controller.  Take care and God bless!
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to the forum Dick.

    Glad to have you with us.

    Sure would like to see a pic of your fridge smoker.

    Be it's awesome.

  3. dledingt

    dledingt Newbie

  4. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Glad you joined us Dick!  That is a nice smoker!


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