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Hi all names jim famliy man from widnes in england i am new to smoking going to build a diy electric smoker out of wood looking for ideas and help on the electric side set up
post #2 of 7

 Welcome to the forum, Jim. I will be watching for your build.



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Hi , Welcome to our "Family" and "Addiction"

Plenty of good folk on here, ask any questions you can think of, and you will get your answers.

Please take time to look at the UK Smokers Forum,

And introduce your self on the UK Roll Call

We have had our 2nd UK Smokes weekend, where members attend and cooked over the weekend, dates and plans are already in place for 2016. Please use the link below to view the website.

Smokin Monkey 🇬🇧
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Hi Jim, Welcome to the forum.

There are some fantastic people on here with some great experience, so you have definitely come to the right place.  You will be up & running in no time.

Just to give you a bit of an update,  As smoking has gained popularity in the UK we have been given our own group, "UK Smokers". We still come under the watchful eye of the main forum and have plenty of support from our american cousins, but somethings are different in the UK and that's where the UK forum comes into it's own. The UK Smokers is rapidly growing with members from up and down the country with a wealth of experience in all areas.

We have an Annual Smoking Weekend at Woodhall Spa near Lincoln so it is easy for everyone from the north & south to attend. Most of the active members attend, and cook a dish, have a chat, exchange ideas, pick up tips from other members, grab a few beers and have a great weekend. You are more than welcome to join us next year.

We have members from both sides of the pond so it you post a question in the UK Forum, there is a good chance it will get answered from both the UK and the US.


Smokin Monkey has sent you the links to the UK Smokers page and also the UK roll call so I look forward to seeing you over there, and feel free to post on the UK forum.


Where did you hear about the UK Smokers Forum just so we know how you found us.

post #5 of 7
Hi Jim, what type of size are you looking at Building? These will all need to be taken into consideration when you design your build.

Have a look on EBay for a PID Controller with relay,

Then a decent heating element, like this,

That is the basis of the project. If you give us some idea, what you are looking to achieve with e the cabinet, what you will be cooking, temperatures etc, then we will have a clearer idea.
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Will the cabinet be insulated?
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I'm impressed. I started out with the idea of building a small wooden smoker but got corrupted by a wife that asked why didn't I just buy one.

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