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Hello from Dixie

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Thread Starter 
I live near Dadeville, AL on beautiful Lake Martin. I smoke with a Smokin Tex smoker, and have an 1100 pound Klose smoker that I occasionally fire up. But I'm looking to build a small smokehouse, and that's how I found y'all, as it looks like there's a lot of good advice on this site regarding smokehouse construction. I look forward to learning a lot from y'all.
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Welcome to the forums! Glad you've joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food! There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

Red
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Howdee Striper and welcome.

 

Man is Wes W's brick smoker awesome or what? Ya know my Dad always compared somethings to a brick Sh*thouse, I think he might have been mistaken he should have said a brick smoke house. If there was a monthly smoke magazine his pictures would have staples in the center. There are some good looking wood frames also.

 

Nice to meet ya, good to know another smoker.

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Welcome, Stripernut!  Glad to have another member to add to the Alabama Gang!welcome1.gif

 

Please take the time to edit your profile to add your location.  This will help us all out down the road when you ask a question that may be region/location specific.

 

One of the moderators will be along shortly to Officially welcome you.
 

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Originally Posted by Foamheart View Post

Howdee Striper and welcome.

Man is Wes W's brick smoker awesome or what? Ya know my Dad always compared somethings to a brick Sh*thouse, I think he might have been mistaken he should have said a brick smoke house. If there was a monthly smoke magazine his pictures would have staples in the center. There are some good looking wood frames also.

Nice to meet ya, good to know another smoker.
Foamheart,
Thanks for the welcome. I see that you live in god's country - I grew up in Natchez, MS on the border of paradise. I'd appreciate it if you could give me the link to Wes W's smoker, as I'm still learning my way around the site. Thanks in advance for your help.
Best,
WW
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Thread Starter 
I've been studying the smokehouse posts for several hours. Seems that the dowels to hold the racks will be a fairly large part of the material list/cost. Question: can I use bamboo instead of dowels? I have a quarter acre patch of the right size bamboo at my hunting camp. I suppose I would have to sun dry the bamboo for a month or so, and maybe drill a small hole in each bamboo chamber to release moisture while it's drying. Thanks in advance for your help.
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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show the other SMF members where you are located?  Never know ya might meet some new neighbors!

 

Jeff offers a free 5 day E-Course.  It's packed with great information to use...no matter what your experience level might be!  http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse

 

Here is the link to Wes's how too.  To find stuff here....type in what you are looking for in the search bar...click and browse. 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/126307/brick-smoker-compete-how-to

 

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Kat

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