I have decided to start posting my progress on my reverse flow build. To be honest, I have needed much help along the way, but have found many answers in the forums. I feel now, its way past time to start posting/listening and asking the elders... 4 years ago I set a goal to start competing. I have spent that time cooking in the back yard, practicing different dry rubs and cooking techniques. Last year I had the privilege to judge a competition. In walking around the camp, I found myself intimidated by the different rigs out there. I know, I know, its not the cooker, its the cook... But my pride and my small back yard New Braunfels smoker that cant fit more than 1 brisket clashed. Since I was not able to compete with the smoker I had, I decided to man up and build myself a pit. I did mass research and really liked the idea of a RF smoker. Now is a good time to admit that I have never held a welder in my life, but I am good at concepts, design and am kinda handy.... now that i am 6+ months into the build, I have so much respect for the professional welders of the world. The funny thing is, when I am done with this thing, I will not be bad at all. I wish I would have started on someone else's pit and ironed out all my kinks :) I have taken pictures along the way and will post them all asap. I continue to spend some weekends and nights building the smoker. It has really become an addiction and I cant wait to finally get to have my first cook. Just so you know what I am using, I have 2 angle grinders and lincoln mig (flux core). I want to thank all the members in advance for the help and ideas.
Edited by cashmanq - 4/21/13 at 8:25pm