After getting it together, I've been on YouTube (K-Ray's videos are helpful) and this forum have helped me through the curing process.
I smoked some salmon yesterday. This my first go with smoking. I found that I used too much charcoal and wood and smoked and cooked it way too quickly. It's going to be a learning curve.
Just a little bit ago I paid a fabricator to cut 5 15" x 6" 1/8" mild steel tuning plates/baffle. I will give it a test run later today to see how the heat/smoke is move around. I have a party I am hosting this Saturday and I don't want to ruin my Grass Fed brisket and Flank steak.
During my first cooking, I noticed that some smoke leaking out of the cooking chamber. I purchased some 3m Fire Block. Wondering if anyone has had any experience with this sealant?
I will be on this forum a lot. I really want this to be a fun hobby.