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Hey everyone! My name is Matty, and I'm in SE Pennsylvania (near Allentown/Bethlehem). This past weekend my fiancee and I received a meat grinder, and our sausage horn will be arriving today. This spawned several projects in my mind - a temperature controlled aging chamber for fermented sausages/cheeses, and a hot (for now) smoker for smoked sausages, meats and fish. I love the idea of homemade charcuterie.

 

I'm looking to build a smoker, as most of the ones I have been able to find commercially for low prices seem to be rather small, and also limited with flexibility (it's always possible to hit a homemade one with a sawzall and run some ducting to convert it into a cold smoker). I'm a bit limited budget wise, so building on the cheap is awesome. Any suggestions would be great!

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Hi Matty, and welcome to the forums!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.  Good luck with your build project...you can browse the Smoker Builds Forums, or post questions over there, to get lots of great tips from members who've built rigs similar to what you have planned:

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/f/197/smoker-builds

 

Red

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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?  Might meet some neighbors!

 

We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

 

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 and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

 

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

 

Kat

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Hi Matty! 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!

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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Hi Matty! 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!

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!

I just noticed that this was your 10,000th post.

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