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G'day from South Australia

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Hay guys. New to the hobby.
Based in mount gambier, south aus.
Enjoy camping and 4wd'n with the wife and 2 girls, 3 and nearly 2...

So I've just completed a keg smoker.
Kegs been in my shed for roughly 5 years lol and after having a night at a mates house who also smokes food and well 5 days later the keg was done.

Anyway its quite simple. Can use with gas or charcoal. I've added an air flow setup to the base to control the heat..
A simple setup of bolts to hold 2 shelves.
I've removed the spout and that's the vent..
I've also added a simple $10 thermometer to keep tab of the cooking temp..

So first crack was Friday night with charcoal for the heat and red gum shavings.
First mistake was the lack of fuel. Only lasted 1 1/2 hours but chicken was still raw. I cranked it back up and left for another hour and it's was perfect.
Probably a bit over smoked. Was very strong. I liked it but a bit much for the wife.

So a few things already learn.. Need more beads.. And a little less smoke..

But live and learn..

Edited by BigGQWesty - 8/31/14 at 12:18am
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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...

Nice build. You should post pics of the build in section.
Happy smoken.

post #3 of 5

Hello and good evening from East Texas, welcome to the forum. Lots of great information and real good people here.      Pretty Neat,   great golden color   Good job



Gary S

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Welcome, glad ya joined us ! Nice smoker & great job on the Q !
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys.
What a top site. So much to learn. So much to cook..
Will also do a build thread, thanks Paul.
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