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New Member here from Alabama

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Just wanted to take a moment to say Hello. I have been lurking around reading the post for over a year now but just signed up today. I have had the urge to build a smoker for a while now but just finally started the process. A couple of days ago I picked up two 250 gallon tanks. Here is a picture of them on the trailer as I brought them into my pasture.


I really am thinking about making a reverse flow smoker similar to the center fired one that Vette built. As for the other tank, I am open to suggestions, another reverse flow or maybe a vertical smoker, ?????


Or maybe even sell to another member. Not sure yet what I will do with it.


I am located in Alabama about 1 hour east of Birmingham close to the AL/GA state line.



Tanks when I brought them home.jpg

post #2 of 10


This site has tons of info.

I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

Then use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!


Have a great day!!!



 And sign up for the awesome free E-Course!!!

post #3 of 10

Welcome to SMF. I'm sure you will get plenty of help here with your build.

post #4 of 10
Holy moly! What the heck are you gonna smoke with such an ambitious rig? :-). Can't wait to see the build pix! Welcome to the SMF family!
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks Guys,


I'm not exactly sure what they will become but I guess I am hooked on building 1, errrrrr some smokers. Today at a local flee market I picked up on a 60 gallon air tank for $20. I figured I could use it for a smaller smoker.


Here is a pic of all 3 sitting in the pasture awaiting my plans for them.



post #6 of 10

Welcome Peck!


Always got room for another Alabama Smoker!



post #7 of 10


Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

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

Many of our members have years of experience in smoking meat.  They are more than happy helping Newbies learn the art.

We have members who cure there own Bacon, Hams, Jerky, Snack Sticks, Make Their own Sausage, etc. if you want to learn,
this is the place. 

Don't be afraid to ask questions of them and follow their advice. You won't be sorry, you will be making great Q in no time at all...

Just remember, when curing your own meats follow the instructions included with the cure to the letter, this is not something to experiment with.  

Never use more cure no mater if it is Tender Quick or Cure #1 or Cure #2 than the manufacturer says to use, this can be very dangerous.

Tender Quick and Cure#1 or Cure #2 are not interchangeable, neither Cure #1 interchangeable with Cure #2 or vise versa


Tips For New Members.

  1. Go into your profile and Under Location put where you are.
  2. City & State or Area & State will do. This will help members when answering your questions.
  3. Go to ROLL CALL thread and tell us a little about Yourself (A Name We Can Call You) and Experience & Equipment.
  4. Do Not Post  your other questions and smokes in the Roll Call Forum.
  5. Post your questions and smokes in the Proper Forum, Beef, Pork, Sausage, Electric Smoker, Charcoal Smoker etc.
  6. Use the Wiki Section, many of our members have posted great tutorials and instructional threads so take advantage of them.
  7. When you can't find an answer ask plenty of questions, we have some highly experienced members willing to help you.
  8. When posting about your smokes be sure to post plenty of Qview (Pictures) Our Moto, "No Pics, Didn't Happen".
  9. Get a good Probe Thermometer, Don't Depend on the Built in Thermometer in your Smoker (They are notorious for being off).
  10. A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET-732
  11. Remember, We Always Cook by Temperature and NOT BY TIME...
  12. Sign up for Jeff's 5-Day eCourse.  Click Here
  13. Don't Take Chances, Always Follow USDA Safety Guidelines When Handling Meat.
  14. If you are wanting to get into curing meat, there are many members here more than happy to help and give good advice.

  15. If you are unsure of a procedure ASK, don't ASSUME, It will make your Smoking experience much more pleasant...

post #8 of 10

Welcome Peck....


Cant wait for the project pics and some Qview from your baby!


Have a safe build,


Matt   canada-flag-14.gif

post #9 of 10

Daum, do I see potential there.. welcome1.gif to SMF!

post #10 of 10

Welcome ! Aboard !

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