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Greetings From Southern USA

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I recently moved south and I'm amazed at the varying degree of products produced from the local BBQ joints and from friends I have come to know. I though I knew a little about smoking and curing meats now I know how little I do know. This looks like a great place to gather some incite and educate myself with some of the finer points of smoking. I am recently retired and now have more time to spend on my hobbies. I have an old smoker that's falling apart and I would like to build a larger wooden one.  I have been fairly successful with pork butts but have never come close to properly smoking a beef brisket.  Lots to learn and questions to ask.  Thanks BT

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Welcome from SC, Bentley. This is a great site with lots of good folks who are always eager to share their ideas and tips. All you have to do is ask and keep on reading. What part of the south are you in?

Good luck and keep on smokin', Joe
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Welcome to the site BT.  Congratulations on your retirement.  Thumbs Up  I'm not too far behind you in reaching that milestone and looking forward to having a little extra time to do all the things that seem to need doing after work hours, now.


Are you planning to make a wooden smoke house or a wooden smoker?  I have seen a smoker made from an old oak barrel, however the fellow finally gave up on it as it was a lot of work to keep the wood hydrated.  wooden smoke houses, on the other hand, are pretty common.


Joe is correct abot there being a lot of helpful folks around here.  Just ask away.


The search function at the top of the page also works quite well.  Just a few key words will yield helpful results.


Good to have you aboard.  Enjoy your stay.

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Thanks for the welcome Joe I live in the same state as you only in horse country.

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One eyed Jack I never knew there was a difference, on a small scale smoker, until now.  I've seen some nice ones here; the ones that look like outhouses:icon_smile:.  Looking for something 2x3 feet 6 feet or so tall and simple to build.  I'll certainly ask plenty of questions. Thanks

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



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