New York Newbie.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by igor, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. igor

    igor Newbie

    My name is Todd, and I am addicted to smoked meat.[​IMG] I fish for a living (charter captain and river guide in upstate NY) and enjoy smoked meat and fish. For years I have had an interest in smoking my own game such as Deer, Turkey and fish. I just got an old oven/stove from my brother that I want to build an electric smoker out of it. The oven still works, and I need help figuring out how to turn it into a smoker. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, Todd. Glad you joined us. Someone will be along soon who will be able to help you.
  3. igor

    igor Newbie

    Thanx Dawn.
  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Todd.
    Glad you found us, just the right people to feed your smoke addiction.

    I have an older oven with the broiler on the side and not the bottom.
    Have it all taken apart but that's as far as I have gone.
    I'll send you a pm and let you know what I am planning on doing with it.
    Happy smokes.
  5. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. I don't know how you would build your smoker, but someone should be along shortly to help out.
  6. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Todd, welcome to SMF from a fellow NY'er. I'm a little north of Syracuse here.
    Somebody has done the oven smoker build I'll see if I can find the thread for ya. I don't think the oven burner will go low enough for smoking most meats. If thats what you're intent was I'd plug it in and see how low of a temp it will run at using a reliable thermometer. 120° would be ideal for sausage making, 200° for a low would be good for most everything else.
    Good luck!
    Edit: this is all I can find on the subject, the one I was thinking about might have got lost in the big crash we had earlier this year.
  7. igor

    igor Newbie

    We must be neighbors. I live in Altmar.
  8. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Howdee neighbor! Brewerton here. do you do the Oneida Lake/ canal trip?
  9. igor

    igor Newbie

    I fish Oneida every now and then, but most of the time I find myself on a boat out in Ontario. My busyness keeps me busy out there.
  10. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome Todd! Outside of Rochester here. Keep us posted on that project. You say your addicted so do you have a smoker you are using now?
  11. igor

    igor Newbie

    No, I just love to eat anything smoked. I hunt and fish a lot and have a lot of my game smoked. I now want to try and do it myself. I am excited to the hobby of meat smoking.
  12. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey Igor! Welcome to the forum from the 'Cuse!!
  13. TODD...This site rocks...I started here and now COMPETE!! Everything you need is here -- GREAT folks.

    I'm 'downstate' -- bouit 20 miles NORTH of NYC....YES, we do have game!!
    I hunt deer, turkey and bear out my front door -- 25 minutes from MANHATTAN!!!

  14. igor

    igor Newbie

    I am really excited to have found this site. Seems like lots of great people. When I start to build this thing I will take some pics so the smokers out there in SMF land can see whats goin' on and lend some advice. I am very new at this...

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