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Hi there Pitt masters

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I'm 24 I'm the executive chef of a chicken rottisirie shop in Bournemouth Dorset the south coast of England I've been chaffing for five years and have had the opportunity to work in some amazing kitchens now I am on a venture of my own and it is goin to involve bbq I am planning on building a vertical smoker grill from a old hot keep I have been given but I don't have a clue about what I'm doing I understand the basic principles but as far as making it I could use as much advice of possible thanks for taking the time to read this and hopefully give me the info I need below are pictures of the steam cabinet if anyone could give me any guidance or have built a smoker from something similar to this any info would be much appreciated thanks [IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG]
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Hello and welcome from East Texas, search through the different forums and threads for some ideas and information.


Gary S

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Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have, and pictures help a bunch.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  Check out Jeff’s 5 day smoking E-Course ( link below ) that will help you get started.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!





As to your smoker, start reading through the fridge freezer smoker build forum.  Good luck.


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Hi Dope Chef, welcome to the forum, you are in the right place.

I built my own vertical smoker from a plate warmer.

Please use this link to view. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/152549/new-member-new-smoker-build

The advice I can give you from the beginning, is it insulated? as only the top is insulated on mine at it struggles to get above 120'C.

Any advice on controllers etc, PM (private message) me.

Smokin Monkey
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