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Hi all, My name is Mia. I've been smoking for almost two years. I built my smoker from spare parts DIY. The base is an old cast iron fireplace insert that I added two propane fueled elements to. The heat and smoke rise up into a recycled oven (for the meat) from an electric stove which has a stainless steel sink upside down on the top. That gives me an upper shelf and more room for hanging meat. My son welded a flue/damper for me that goes out the back. The whole thing is encased in bricks from a chimney we tore down. I put ports in for thermometers and meat sensors. It's pretty much all scrap but I had great fun building it. It holds the heat very well and the temperature is very stable.

I live in Seattle, the other Washington.

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Mia, morning and welcome to the forum...  When the forum "jailer" allows you to upload pictures, it would be cool to the the smoker...


Please take a moment and note your location in your profile, it will help in the future when answering questions about smokin'...   elevation, humidity etc....    

We're glad you stopped in and joined our group...    Enjoy the long smokey ride....     Dave

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Welcome fellow Washingtonian!! I would like to welcome you to this great site. We have a special group for people in Wa. to help with thos specific area questions you might come across. I will send you an invite to join us. We are also having the first Wa. gettogether/campout this year also. It is a chance for us to hang out, share some food and meet the people in your area that love doing the same thing SMOKING!

I hope you can make it.

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Welcome aboard, Mia!  Glad you joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas.  Lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.  Like Dave, I'd like to see a pic of that smoker...sounds interesting.



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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show other SMF members where you are located?  You just might meet some neighbors here!


Jeff offers a free 5 day E-course.  It is packed with great information anyone can use no matter your experience level!


If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know before plunging into the forums.


If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!



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Welcome fellow moss grower!

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Hello Mia....I too would like to see pics of your smoker. Sounds very cool. I think you need 20 posts before they let let you post pics...That shouldn't take too long....welcome1.gif

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Hi Mia! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 45,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!
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