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HI All,
Checking in from sunny South Florida, could not survive if I lived in Boston now.
New to forum, not new to smokin but learn something new everytime. Old smoker is wearing out. Joined forum to learn about building my own smoker and/or smoke house.
I look forward to meeting you all.
SoFloGator
post #2 of 15

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...

 

Check out the build section.
Happy smoken.
David

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Thanks David
post #4 of 15

texas.gif  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a wet and chillyl day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

 

Gary

post #5 of 15
Welcome from SW Fl. You are on a great forum. Lots of great folks here who are happy to help. Happy smokin', David.
post #6 of 15

We all like watching smoker builds  we'll be here

 

gary

post #7 of 15
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Thanks Gary and thanks Soto D. I am confused on one point. Are the Vasconia and Imusa 32qt steamer pots one and the same pot. Amazon has both pots...Vasconia for about $50, Imusa for about $32, both plus shipping. I have the impression the Vasconia is maybe the better quality but don't remember now if that was someone's opinion are an assumption based on higher price. Any thoughts?
post #8 of 15
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Sorry...just realized posted to wrong thread...should have been to mini wsm build thread. Can one of you mods repost to correct thread for me?
Thank you in advance.
post #9 of 15
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Thanks Gary and thanks Soto D. I am confused on one point. Are the Vasconia and Imusa 32qt steamer pots one and the same pot. Amazon has both pots...Vasconia for about $50, Imusa for about $32, both plus shipping. I have the impression the Vasconia is maybe the better quality but don't remember now if that was someone's opinion are an assumption based on higher price. Any thoughts?

There are many different brands you could use! The pots are all about the same; the lid is what makes the vasconia pot an easier build. The handle for the vasconia lid can be screwed off and the Imusa has to be jigsawed or drilled off. The vasconia lid also fits better if you want to attach to the bottom of the pot (highly recommended).

You might want to check Walmart.com for availability of both of these and if they are on stock you can order one and pick it up at the closest store with no shipping costs.
post #10 of 15
Welcome to the forum from another south Florida native, and permanent resident! Lots of great info and people here.
post #11 of 15
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Thanks for the welcome bigd3077...can you imagine being in Boston now!!
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Thanks for the welcome bigd3077...can you imagine being in Boston now!!




No, I have never seen snow and don't care to. I'll be smoking in the keys this weekend and eating fresh fish. I'm good. lol.
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No, I have never seen snow and don't care to. I'll be smoking in the keys this weekend and eating fresh fish. I'm good. lol.

 

Got an extra bed room?

 

Gary

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Bigd3077...I'm on Lake O...almost bought a prime rib to smoke tomorrow but just couldn't convince myself on the weather. Grilling, not smoking, wings tonight...40 min down another 40 to go. How's fish in the keys...save some for Gary.
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I went Saturday night for a couple hours. Caught a bunch of Mangrove Snapper, but only a few keepers. I think the bigger ones went to the reef. Still, the beer and rum went down great! 

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