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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smokintom, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Hi.
    My name is Tom (smokintom). I live in central Michigan.

    I smoke mostly jerky and sausage (venison). I have smoked turkey, chicken, hard boiled eggs, salt (made smokey salt). and fish.

    I built my smoker. The wife wanted one of those outhouses for the yard. I decided to make it a smoker also. She was sick of looking at the old icebox in the back yard (called me a hillbilly). I bought some rough cut pine. I lined it with roof flashing. For a heat source I was using charcoal. The problem I hard was I had little control of the heat. As many of you know, when making snack stiks you raise the temp a couple of times. Also, when the wood chunks dried and caught fire, the temp spiked.

    I just reworked the smoker. I got some clean oak pallets and lined the inside with oak. I dug a firebox 10 feet from the smoker and ran stovepipe to the smoker. For a heat source I'm using a small propane burner. I can control the temp much better and when I add the smoke the temp does not spike (at least it did not on the test run.

    The smoker also looks pretty cool!

    This looks like a great site, hope to learn more.

    Tom
     
  2. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site Tom. I think you will enjoy it here. How bout some pics of that home build you have? Sounds interesting.
     
  3. will take some photo's and try and get them posted.
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. I too look forward to pics of your smokehouse. You'll find lots of info here and some pretty good recipes as well. Have fun and happy smoking
     
  5. Welcome to the SMF Tom, best site there is![​IMG]
     
  6. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Sounds like an interesting smoker.
     
  7. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you for joining our SMF family!
     
  8. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello, and welcome to the SMF. Your smoker sounds like it was made with a creative mind. I's like to see some picks, and I'm sure others would also like to see your smoker.
     
  9. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the smf.............Glad to have you here.............
     
  10. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome aboard Tom.
     
  11. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Tom , and ditto on posting some pic of your interesting smoker.
     
  12. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Tom! Would love to see your smoker.
     
  13. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the SMF family. Glad you joined us
     
  14. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  15. justsmoke2

    justsmoke2 Smoking Fanatic

    May I be the first from Meeeeeeechigan to welcome you to the smf. You find all the answers you will need and be teased with pics of good lookin food.
     
  16. ronf

    ronf Smoke Blower

    Welcome Tom. Good to see another Michigander.
     

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