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1st smoker

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Here is a pic of my first smoker. Everyone has told me that it won't work. I got the plans for it off the internet.  So far I have smoked a beef brisket, Turkey legs, 3 batches of deer sticks, and two batches of venison jerky.  So far everything has worked  out perfectly. I have experimented with many temperature ranges and was able to maintain a temp from as low as 80 degrees to as high as 350 degrees.  I use a propane turkey fryer burner with a control knob, a large cast iron frying pan filled with wood chips. I love it and it works great

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Great looking smoker but looks like a smoke shack. A UDS "ugly drum smoker" is  55 gallon drum smoker. Your's ain't that ugly.

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how long do the chips in your pan last before you have to add more?

 

what are your normal outside temps?

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I fill the pan about half full of shredded chips from a local fleet supply. That lasts about 1 and half to 2 hours depending on how high I'm smoking. A bag of chips will last me for a 12 hour smoke.

I haven't smoked in real cold weather yet, the lowest was about 30. Although at 30 it didn't have any trouble maintaining temp. I will be smoking here in a couple weeks and have to think it will be in the teens. I will post with the results.icon_smile.gif

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 Well looking at your new smoker I give it PDT_Armataz_01_34.gifPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif 3 thumbs up now you have to get it dirt so you better start smoking. You sure are off to a great start with all that you have smoking now.

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I fill the pan about half full of shredded chips from a local fleet supply. That lasts about 1 and half to 2 hours depending on how high I'm smoking. A bag of chips will last me for a 12 hour smoke.

I haven't smoked in real cold weather yet, the lowest was about 30. Although at 30 it didn't have any trouble maintaining temp. I will be smoking here in a couple weeks and have to think it will be in the teens. I will post with the results.icon_smile.gif


thanks for the info.  i ask because I am in the process of my own custom build.  I am going to put two hot plates in the smoke generation chamber on timers so that I can have them run independently.  first one for 2-4 hours (depending on how long the smoke lasts in testing) and then the second one for 2-4 hours. that way I can have my jerky smoking while I am at work.  the main chamber will have its own temp controlled heat source. 

 

any thoughts?


 

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