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Hello, I am a long-time foodie that doesn't practice the craft of cooking nearly as often as I would like.  I started my bbq and smoking journey making and selling my own barbecue sauce at a local farmer's market in college, instead of getting a "real job" during the summers.  


I was recently wandering down the aisles at Lowe's and found the market for electric smokers.  I had no idea that these existed and I am excited by the idea of applying new technology to a centuries old practice.  Originally I wanted to buy an MES 30 for ~$200 or build one myself.  I didn't think I could build one that would be better for the price, until I realized I had an old gas oven.  As an appliance engineer, ovens are my thing.  I now have that money I would have spent on the MES to build up a PID-controlled old oven smoker.  


Just saying hi from Louisville, I hope to get the smoker project underway in the next few months.

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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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Welcome to the forum. Can't wait to see the custom build on a electric smoker. Please make sure to post some pictures and the detail.

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Welcome to the forums! Glad you joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...Smoking and Grilling great food! Lots of friendly and knowledgable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Good luck with that oven-build project, and be sure to share your progress with us. And just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.


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