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Hello From Calgary

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Hey all,


Steve from Calgary, Alberta.


I've been involved with smoking, mostly sausages and a few pork loins here and there for around 5 years, in the bosses 100lb smoker.


He was running it on 20lb propane tanks and a tiger torch until this weekend when I completed a natural gas conversion complete with modulating oven gas valve.  She is a thing of beauty now.  Holds temps perfectly, doesn't blow out in wind (fingers crossed) yet.


I came across the conversion idea on another forum but it seems they are not taking new forum members.  This is an awesome mod so I wanted to spread the word.



I posted a video of it:


Happy Smoking.



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Looks like a nice capacity for smoking.............439.gif

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Hi Steve! 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!
The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 


If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/terms-of-service


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



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Welcome to the forums, Steve! Glad you joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...Smokin' and Grillin' great food! Lots of friendly and knowledge folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

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Hi Steve...thanks for the video...looks like you understand our penchant for Q-View...but I'm gonna preach it anyway, if you don't mind...and even if you do!



welcome1.gif to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.


One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the Rules.gif!!!


So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...


worthless.gif  or this...th_What_NO_QVIEW.gif

Good Luck and Get Smokin'



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Hello Steve and welcome to the forum!

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Thanks for the welcome, guys.  I had been trying to talk the boss into converting the smoker to gas for a while and finally convinced him with the info from the other forum, he agreed and I went ahead and bought the gas valve.  It is an oven gas valve that is mounted to a manifold so a piece of 1x1 needs to be converted to a manifold and a steel coupler welded to it to be useful.  Other special care and attention may be required to make the mounting bolt with O-ring.  The part number is listed on the video details as well as a link to a retailer.   According to a user on another forum, this works on propane as well.


If any help is required don't hesitate to p.m. I'll be glad to help as much as I can.

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