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New to Smoking and building a Big Baby

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Greetings all,

 

I am new to smoking (this was my 16yo daughter's idea - she is experimenting with rubs and sauces) so we are building a Big Baby that should be running by Labor Day.  I pastor a small church, so this may be a "holy" smoker before this is over if I get good enough.  :smile:.

 

I have a neighbor who is a KCBS judge, and a couple friends who are helping with the build.  I'm looking forward to learning more about the process, and smoking a turkey and some ribs.  I can't wait

 

Roy

post #2 of 8

Well Hey Pastor Roy, welcome to SMF.  Sounds like you'll be feeding your family and flock yumminess in no time flat.  The Big Baby is a great design.  You have a smart daughter!

 

Enjoy the project and keep us posted on that first smoke.

 

Ray

post #3 of 8
I had to google big baby smoker but that looks awesome! Please include pics of your build! I have two empty 55 gallon drums sitting out behind my garage so depending on the skillset it takes to do this I might make one myself...
post #4 of 8

Hello Roy, welcome to the forum, that is so special, be sure and post pictures of you build as you go and especially your first smoke

 

Gary S

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

I will.  I'm firing up the torch tomorrow to burn the barrels.  Then the sandblasting begins

post #6 of 8
Hey Roy
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.
post #7 of 8
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it is off to the sandblaster and good things have already happened.  A guy at church had a cherry tree blow down in a storm  :)

 

Then a neighbor cut down a hickory tree and asked if I wanted it.  Duh!

 

I can't wait!

post #8 of 8

Roy :welcome1: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...
Happy smoken.
David

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