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An other new guy checking in.  I'm Dave.  I live in Northern Colorado, where it was 65 and sunny today!  I have been a fairly successful griller (and generally enjoy cooking) and finally bought myself a smoker a month or so ago.  I have a horizontal off-set smoker that I believe to be home made - I found it at a neighbor's yard sale.  It's made of pretty thick steel and has nice horse shoe handles welded to it.  I have used it only once so far, with semi-terrible results.  I was tempted to add a photo since you guys like the Q-View, but it was too graphic (very badly blackened pork tenderloins).  After that experience I went looking for info and found these forums.  If only I found you guys 6 hours earlier! Who knew you could have too much smoke?  Nice thick white billowing smoke for 6 hours....yeah, it was that bad.  I have already read quite a few posts on here and look forward to being a better smoker.  I hope to add some recipes and entertainment along the way.   Good luck with all of those smoked turkeys, I think I should wait before I tackle one myself.

post #2 of 18

Welcome aboard, Dave!


The great guys and gals on this forum will have you doing it like a pro in no time.


Good luck and good smoking.

post #3 of 18

Welcome to the SMF Family...There probably isn't anyone here that has not walked a similar path, you came to the right place...JJ

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Welcome to SMF Dave. Glad to have you here. The 5 day ecourse will help you if you haven't received it yet
post #5 of 18

Welcome Dave ,

 glad to have you on here !

I would like to see a picture of that smoker.

(horse shoe handles)  like that icon14.gif

post #6 of 18

Welcome to the forum Dave.  You will be able to find your answers here.  Hope your problems with your smoker get resolved.

post #7 of 18

welcome1.gifglad to have you here 

post #8 of 18

Welcome to SMF dave... Why dont you post up a pic of your rig and lets see if we can suggest some mods you can do to get it rollin with some TBS (thin blue smoke)


I did some mods to my offset...   


You dont have to go to this extreme but I am sure we can help with some simple ideas



post #9 of 18

welcome1.gif  Dave, Glad to have you with us!

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This site has tons of info.

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

Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!

      Make bacon the easy way!!


post #11 of 18
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Thanks everyone for the tips, links and encouragement.  Here are some photos of the Homemade Horizontal Smoker (HHS).  If the family allows, I plan to do some reading tomorrow and try some more tenderloins on Sunday.

fire door.JPG


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post #12 of 18

as we say in New Braunfels..,,,,"Willkommen zum SMF"


Great folks here willing to coach !


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Welcome aboard!

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post #15 of 18

Welcome to SMF Dave. Glad to have you with us.


Like the Horseshoes on that smoker of yours.


Can't wait to see some Qview.


Happy Smokin'



post #16 of 18

Welcome Dave glad you joined us here at SMF...Nice smoker you got there...

post #17 of 18

Glad to have you with us Dave, 

Nice rig too



post #18 of 18

Welcome aboard, im sure you will find an answer to every question here on SMF, I would also recommend the free e-course. happy smoking!

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