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Hello from Ontario Canada

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Hey There,

My name is Rob and I am from Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada. I found this site when I did a Google search on how to make venison summer sausage recently. The more I read, the more questions I had. So, I thought I had better join.

All of my smoking in the last 3 years has been done with my homemade smoker. A good friend with a welder helped me build a smoker out of a 600 gallon oil tank. We used a 30 gallon water pressure tank for the fire box and a 6' length of 5" stainless pipe off of the fire box to create a reverse flow. The main grating in the unit is 6'x4' and there is a upper grate that is 6'x2'. The whole thing finally got mounted on a trailer this summer and it will eventually get counter top, etc. around the deck area behind the smoker. I will post pictures of it when I get a chance if anyone is interested.

So far in this unit I have mostly done Pulled Pork. The first time we cooked anything in it we did 250lbs of pork butt. It was scary and overkill but turned out very well. We have also done ribs, turkeys, venison and chickens. I would like to start doing some sausage, jerky, etc. particularily out of wild game such as Deer, ducks and geese.

I don't know what else to say, but thanks in advance for the help that I will no doubt be able to find here!
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Welcome, from southern Ohio, to the best forum on the internet if you are looking to learn how to BBQ/smoke/brine/cure/inject. Well you get the picture if you can do it to to something you put on a plate to eat then someone here has probably done it. Use the search bar at the top of the page and you will be led to the answer to most every question you can think of. If you don't find the answer there then just post it and someone will chime in with there opinion on the subject.
Would love to see some pictures of your smoker!! It must be huge!! 600 gal. cook chamber has to be!!
Keep Smokin!!!
post #3 of 5

Welcome from a fellow Ontarian.

250lbs of butt? Wow...you are already at pro level.

Love to see some pics of that.

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


Be looking forward to seeing pictures 




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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...

We would love to see pics of your smoker. Post them in the build section when you get

a chance.
Happy smoken.

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