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new kid on the block (well an old man)

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hi everybody i just joined this site cuz what Ive seen so far looks really good. I'm really thinking about building one of these UDS so I'm sure i will have some ??? in the near feature. i have never smoked, well at least not food or cheese ill leave it at that. i was in the navy from 75-79 stationed at key west and was in the rvah-1 , 3, 6 squadrons and was an Ame (ejections seat and liquid o2 ). i now live in the far west Chicago burbs (Batavia) since i got out of the canoe club.

I'm a bow hunter as well as a spot shooter (target) and a wood turner as well as a metal worker.

in my other life I'm a carpenter. i have no kids ,no wife, house is paid and lots of free time, i guess i have no life. all I'm asking if somebody gives me tips please don't use the txt wording spell it out till i get a grip on all the abbreviations. i wish there was a list somewhere on here spelling out all this new lingo. but for now i just want to say hi and im off to find a drum,fittings,grates,lid and some meat (deer)

Edited by dabullseye - 11/8/10 at 2:28pm
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Welcome aboard!  Thanks for your service to our great country!


You'll find some great folks on here who are more than willing to help out with any smoking or build questions you may have.  


Here's a list of acronyms over in the WIKI section, click this link  You'll also find several other articles of information there that is helpful.  Sign up for the free 5-day email course too.


If you ever have questions no hesitate to post them.

post #3 of 9

Welcome to SMF - check out the Forums section then go down to  Smokers and you will find a whole section on UDS

Good luck

post #4 of 9

Welcome to SMF!!!

 This is the place to learn about smoking ,cureing and sausage making.

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Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.

Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourseE

post #6 of 9

dabullseye, welcome to SMF- as you have found, there is a wealth of info to be found here and lots of great folks willing to share what they know.  

Age don't matter here so you'll fit right in.


Enjoy the Fourms!

post #7 of 9

Welcome from another old man:-}}  That smiley is my old grey beard.

post #8 of 9

Welcome and thanks for the service!!


The drums are a great way to go. There pretty cheep, pretty easy and well pretty ugly at times. But its all good.


The only time I don't care for my drums is if I am simply cooking to much meat for the drums to handle, I don't care for the way mine cooks when it is slammed full to the gills.


Other than that one thing, they cook long and they offer a flavor like no other.


Good luck.

post #9 of 9

Welcome to the smoke train friend

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