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found my way here googling ideas for making smokers.


started smoking things about 20 years ago with a brinkmann charcoal. changed it to electric and used it until it wore out. got another and used it until it wore out. at the same time was using a weber kettle for grilling and smoking. Made an alton brown flower pot smoker a while back but kept my eye out for a 40's - 50's vintage fridge to make a smoker out of and found one last winter. got started on the project but then stopped. getting anxious to start again and while looking for ideas, inspiration and information ended up here.still have a weber, still using the flower pot, just want something to make and be able to do larger quantities.


I'm in virginia just a little east of richmond or a little west of williamsburg depending on how you look at it

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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 a few 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!



post #3 of 7

You will get lots of ideas and inspiration here. There are experienced members who are very generous in discussing and helping with issues.





post #4 of 7

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.



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more information here than i could ever possibly absorb. i like that! and the tone of each and every thread i have seen on here has been helpful and friendly. seems a wonderful community. looking forward to learning more and plotting my build. thanks for the warm welcome!

post #6 of 7

Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

Happy smoken.


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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!

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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