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Hello from western Wisconsin

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Hello everyone. I`m a 37 year old fixture designer/CNC programmer from western WI. I`,ve been building my own smokers and smoking meat for 3 years and grilling for alot longer. So far i`ve built a RF and a UDS. I just got a ET-732 which is going on its maiden journey tomorrow smoking a 10 lb picnic and a 8 lb butt for my sons 9th birthday. 

Edited by wi smoker - 3/14/14 at 4:38pm
post #2 of 18

Welcome from Canada.


Sounds like you have some smoking chops! I look forward to your posts.



post #3 of 18

Hello wi smoker, and welcome!  Enjoy the forums...looking forward to seeing some of your cooks.



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texas.gifHello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.  



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Hello from Southern Wisconsin I also just jumped on board and also designed and help build my offset smoker about 8 years ago Now she's getting tired and I'm looking at a lang for my bbq operation looked at a lot of them but keeping going back to the lang site. Any thoughts ?
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Hey Wi..hearty welcome. Sounds like you are getting the wide world of bbq pits figured out here. Are you interested in electrics at all? I aint bought no steenken charcoal or wood in many moons. Nobody has nagged that the finished product is much worse than when I had the 10 cords of rotten wood in the backyard to feed the ravenous maw of the offset. Whats up with that? lol

Edited by bigwheel - 3/14/14 at 7:58pm
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Welcome, see ya around the forum !
post #8 of 18
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This is my RF

this is my UDS

post #9 of 18
Hey wi smoker tell me those are older photos cause here in southern wi my lawn is still white and frozen at least 6 ft deep. Nice job on smoker by the way.
post #10 of 18
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Ya last summer and if u want to keep a UDS at 250 -15 helps control the temp but it burns charcoal like crazy to maintain it this winter. Trust me i did it

post #11 of 18
Big wheel I have a good supply of constant fresh seasoned wood so no bother for me right now and like the offset have not done much with electrics but I see your point
post #12 of 18
Yeah I did a bit of raw weather smoking myself this winter
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Hey Hogcooker..you are a blessed fellow to get all that free wood. I am way too lazy to go cut some..even if I could figure how to get my old chainsaw cranked and know where to go.  Now if we had a few guest workers around here..lol. I have two big pee can trees and enough fruit trees to make Johnny Apple Seed jealous..which so far has provided fodder for my electric babies very admirably. Even throw a chunk in the trusty gas grilling instrument occasionally.

post #14 of 18
Love those fruit trees
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She apple trees are looking sorta shabby..maybe had to quit cutting chunks out of them for a while.

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Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.


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Picnic and butt at 10:00 this morning



First time using it and i love it

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Wife even made pretzel rolls for the pulled pork


The picnic finally done the butt was done 5 hours ago

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