First smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by roccoital, May 12, 2009.

  1. roccoital

    roccoital Newbie

    Hi, I'm Rocky from upstate NY and I am very excited that such a forum like this exists. Having never used a smoker before, my decision to build my own double barrel smoker is quickly taking shape.

    So far I've purchased...

    2 55 gallon steel barrels
    1 Vogelzang barrel kit
    2 Vogelzang adapter kit
    2 Additional 6" damper collars

    Yet to purchase..

    Wheels for the base
    Grill Paint
    Black Stove Pipe 6"
    Chimney shantee
    Grill rack
    Cover for on top of flues for dripping
    Grill Handle
    Appropriate wood to burn

    Will try to post some pics along the way..very new to this so I appreciate your input and patience with my questions.
  2. fatmcrat

    fatmcrat Fire Starter

    Welcome, if you have never smoked, take the 5 day smoking e-course. It really helped me out a lot. Also I recommend buying jeff's naked rib rub. The e-course is free and will have a link to go purchase the rib rub. I've used it on Boston Butts and it is friggin awesome. Take some pics of the progress of the smoker too. Glad to have you. You will get alot of help!
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Rocky, good to know you're finding some good reading here st the SMF. Enjoy my friend.
  4. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF Rocky. Good luck with the build and keep us posted on your progress.
  5. gypc

    gypc Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Awesome!! Your gettin ready to enter the world of smoking and you can find all ya need to know within the halls of the SMF!!
  6. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us. We'd love to see pics of the smoker building.
  7. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Should you have any questions on your smoker build, there are lots of knowledgeable folks here to help.
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Post some pics of your build as it progresses. I to suggest Jeff's 5 day Ecourse good info and its free
  9. builder59

    builder59 Smoke Blower

    Welcome aboard!! I too would like to see some of the pics of your build, your in for some of the best eats you could have. Good luck!
  10. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Hey Rocky, welcome to SMF. Nothing like jumping right in. Good luck on the build and keep us posted with some pictures.
  11. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome Rocky! Those pics will be helpful to other folks who want to try to build so don't leave them out! Have fun!
  12. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Rocky....nice ta have ya here!
  13. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard Rocky from a fellow upstate New Yorker! Where abouts are you? I am in Victor outside of Rochester.
  14. roccoital

    roccoital Newbie

    Thanks for all the support and I look forward to the extensive wealth of knowledge that you all seem to have.

    Well I guess I'll fire away with my first question so I appreicate any direction anyone can offer. Picked up some black stovepipe today at my local fireplace store. Ordered 2 12" and a 24" both 6" in diameter. It then occured to me that my damper collar is also 6" in diameter. Does this mean I would have to get smaller stove pipe for my flues? I planned on trimming down the stove pipe to about 4" in in length. Any ideas is greatly appreciated.
  15. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard to the SMF, Rocky!

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