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Hi, my name is Matt.  I have a problem.  I like barbequing too much!  I have had a big green egg for about 3 years but have finally decided it is time for a traditional smoker.  I like the egg for bbq, but am looking for a change.  I found this forum searching for info on building my own smoker.  You can see my thread in the referse flow section.  I wanted a smoker that was built of quality and everything in the budget I wanted to spend seemed cheap so I figured I would build one.  I am in the ski industry so I am about to have a TON of free time so this is this years project for my off time.  The smoker is coming along and I hope to have it ready for Colorado Rockies opening day (baseball) which is an annual tradition for me.

As you can see from my profile pic, I really like cars.  Specifically old VW buses.  I have owned 50+ of them but have held on to only one, the one in my pic.  It is a 63 single cab, all original with great "patina."  It has hauled over 1.5 tons of dirt at one point (not easy and I will never do it again).


Anyway, thanks everyone for the help so far.  Great forum here.

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



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Welcome. Building is half the fun. Let's see if you stop at one.
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Welcome to the board! Man if you build a smoker that drops into the bed of that VW, that would be killer cool.


Especially if you drop a Porsche 993 drivetrain into it.


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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...
Happy smoken.

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