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New smoker in Wisconsin

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I live in SE Wisconsin currently after being born and raised in SE Iowa. I love to grill any time of the year, but I am pretty green when it comes to smoking meats, so any beginner info/advice/tricks of the trade are always appreciated!


I am currently in the process of building my first smoker and so far its off to a solid start! I am using a stainless steel combine muffler as my smoker itself. The plan currently is to make it an electric smoker and utilize an arduino board to read in info from a few temp. sensors and subsequently turn the heating element on/off to control the heat. I've got a long ways to go, but I pretty excited about it! Thanks!

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welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

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!

We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

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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Hello and welcome to the Forums!  Glad you joined us.  This is a great place to share ideas on our favorite pastimes...smoking and grilling great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Any time you need help, just ask and you'll get plenty!


Good luck with your build project!  I'd love to see some pictures of it as you go.



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Welcome to SMF!!!



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Welcome and glad to see another fellow Wisconsin smoker on here!
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