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Been bit by the smoking bug!!! :-)

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Good morning everyone!

I just wanted to say hello from the State of Hockey. (MN for you non-puck heads, lol)

Anyway, as the title states, I've been bit by the smoking bug. My brother and a friend of ours have dabbled with smoking ribs in the past and it got me interested. Then after I came back from Afghanistan this summer I was back home and my dad started smoking some ribs on his gas grill/smoker. He had to run an errand and asked me to tend the smoker while he was gone..............he never got a chance to touch his own smoker for the rest of the cook, haha. The baby backs turned out AMAZING!!! I was hooked from that moment on.

I just love the whole process......and I love the finished product even more. And it's very gratifying knowing I have a hand in the whole process. In the three months I've been home, I've built 3 UDS's......just finishing the 3rd one up this week actually. And I'm some what of a perfectionist so I keep making changes to the design/layout and scrapping the old barrels. My second UDS never truly got "finished".......I came across some design features I liked better than what I had at the time so I scrapped the nearly finished product and started over. I get my barrels for free so it makes it a little easier to just up and scrap a project.

My first UDS produced some of the best pulled pork I have ever had. I had problems controlling temps with the 3/4" intakes so I upped it to 1" and have been having more success.

I'll try and get some build pics up soon.

I've been lurking around on this site for a couple months now......there are some very very smart people here. I thank you all for the advice I have taken away from this site. I am by no means an expert but I want to sharing my experiences on this site. We were all new at this once. I am a skilled welder and metal fabricator and I look forward to contributing my knowledge.
post #2 of 5

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...

I sure do like my UDS.
Happy smoken.

post #3 of 5

texas.gif  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a nice cool East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on                  just about  everything





post #4 of 5

Welcome to SMF lots of good people here all willing to help,use the search bar and don't be shy ask questions.

Thank You for your service welcome home


post #5 of 5

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.

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