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HI!! my name is shaun im 28  i live in michigan. ive been useung a charbroil propane smoker for the last five years. ive done sausage, lots and lots of jerky, and a few turkeys on it. i also have a charbroil harizontial charcoal grill that i use alot for everything and i also did a 13lb brisket on it. ive been slowleybuilding a very large smoker out of a 350gal fuel tank that is laid flat with a 40gal hot water tank for the fire box. it is also going to hav a hot box on it that is 4ftx4ftx18in. im planing on running propane burners in the hot box and in the fire box to keep a consistant flame going. not sure how its gonna work out but i guess we will see. i just got it unwrapped from winter storage today and measured for the grate and its gonna be 42"x50" which i think should be plenty of rome o do a full pig when that day comes. if anybody has any sugestions and advice it would be greatly appreciated. thanks!!

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Welcome to SMF Shaun... Glad to have you aboard......icon14.gif  Dont forget to fill out your profile


Happy smoking



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hey thanks ill do that right now!!

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Hello Shaun and welcome1.gifto SMF 

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Welcome, where at in MI?

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I from newhudson
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I from neHudson grilling_smilie.gif
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welcome1.gif Would love to see some pics of the smoker build.

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ok thsis is what i got so far. i trashed my phone and all my pictures were on it.


this is what i started with i think its 350gal but not sure






fire box is a 40gal hot water tank that i replaced the ends on




its been sitting for the whole winter so she got a little rust on her




stacks r overkill but they arnt open all the way into the tank


so far thats all i have done i also have a 3' x 4' x 18" deep box thats going right behind the smoke box for keeping tthings warm. i still have alot left to do but its one day at a time.

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welcome1.gif to SMF Shaun . 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.

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