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Sort of new old guy in NC

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A am not entirely new to smoking meats, I used to have an sfb vertical cabinet type, I think it was a new braunsfeld.  It burned out several years ago, and I have been using my gas grill that has a built in but tiny insulated smoker in it.  after some persuading with the missus she agreed to do the look into it thing to find a larger model.  then she finally just said "so how much is a good smoker?"  I gave her some numbers and she decided I should replace my stolen welder and get to building.  I am not going to profess to be a master fabricator, nor welder but have done both as hobbies for years.  that being said I have a terrible habit of not wanting to over spend on something if can be avoided.  To that end I have comprised most of the parts and pieces needed to build my new smoker for the grand sum of $25 thus far.  it has a 24 x 24 x 30 tall CC with an over sized FB 19x19x28.  I am cursed with an over active imagination and always see the next change or modification.  I recently started reading posts and found out about the calculators on here to get the proper sizes.  I was actually pretty close just going off my gut but will make the adjustments soon and try it out again.  I currently use charcoal for heat and wood for flavor, and have experimented with tons of types over the years.  I normally prefer mesquite for beef, and hickory, pecan or fruit for pork.  I make my own sauce, as I'm not big on the "Carolina" style.  we prefer Georgia or KC types in my house.  Sorry this is so long, I am addicted to smoking meat, and all related things and can talk about them for days on end. 

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Welcome to the site, glad you joined up. I'll let you in on a little secret "We are all addicted to smoking" so you are in the right place.

 

Gary S

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