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Hello, it's a little smokey in here!

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I am new here, I am looking to make out door cooking a new 2012 hobby. I have smoked on an Electric Brinkmann for 25 years, with great results. I cook smoke very basic, oil it salt/pepper and smoke it. I have shopped for a smoker/grill. I am not happy with the quality in the $300 to$500 price range. So I have the bug to build a quality life time grill. I have bought a 28 gallon air compressor to build a horizontal smoker/ grill. And am starting to ask questions. I was going to place the firebox beneath the cooking tank and plumb it with a propane fuel source for smoking. And us charcoal in the grill box for BBQing steaks, dogs, and such. As my wife likes the taste of food over charcoal. Though tonight she told my wished for me to do the build with what ever fuel source I wish. So now I am leaning towards just running a stainless propane tube down the middle of the inside of the grill, add a shield. Thus a nice propane grill. If I went with total propane, I may us the a-maze-n smoke system to smoke flavor my grill. But reading about the
a-maze-n, it says this is best for temps below 190degrees. So as you can see I have a lot to
Decide. But this Forum is going to be very helpful! Please chime in if you have any thoughts that may help me with my build. Thank you Tomm
post #2 of 12
Thread Starter 
So I did not follow directions very well,
I am from Lakeland Fl. And like to fish,boat, beach it in Port Chalotte Fl.
Happy New Years, Tomm
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Welcome to the forum Tom.   Can't wait to see you with the new build!

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welcome1.gif to SMF. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse


Good luck on the build. The A-MAZE-N Pellet smoker is good for 275 degrees.


Happy New Year


post #5 of 12

Welcome to SMF - my first smokes we on the Brinkman  

Please do us a favor and update you location in your profile


post #6 of 12


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 #7 of 12

Welcome aboard, Tomm!


Good luck and good smoking.

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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!


Would you please update your profile info to include your location. Thank-you.

post #9 of 12

smf.gifAnd happy new year

post #10 of 12

Welcome Aboard!

post #11 of 12

welcome1.gif to SMF and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Lots of great people and tons of info. Best place on the web to find info on anything BBQ and lots of other things too.

post #12 of 12

Welcome to SMF glad to have you here !

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