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post #1 of 16
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My name is Tom (smokintom). I live in central Michigan.

I smoke mostly jerky and sausage (venison). I have smoked turkey, chicken, hard boiled eggs, salt (made smokey salt). and fish.

I built my smoker. The wife wanted one of those outhouses for the yard. I decided to make it a smoker also. She was sick of looking at the old icebox in the back yard (called me a hillbilly). I bought some rough cut pine. I lined it with roof flashing. For a heat source I was using charcoal. The problem I hard was I had little control of the heat. As many of you know, when making snack stiks you raise the temp a couple of times. Also, when the wood chunks dried and caught fire, the temp spiked.

I just reworked the smoker. I got some clean oak pallets and lined the inside with oak. I dug a firebox 10 feet from the smoker and ran stovepipe to the smoker. For a heat source I'm using a small propane burner. I can control the temp much better and when I add the smoke the temp does not spike (at least it did not on the test run.

The smoker also looks pretty cool!

This looks like a great site, hope to learn more.

post #2 of 16
Welcome to the site Tom. I think you will enjoy it here. How bout some pics of that home build you have? Sounds interesting.
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
will take some photo's and try and get them posted.
post #4 of 16
Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. I too look forward to pics of your smokehouse. You'll find lots of info here and some pretty good recipes as well. Have fun and happy smoking
post #5 of 16
Welcome to the SMF Tom, best site there is!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 16
Welcome to SMF. Sounds like an interesting smoker.
post #7 of 16
Thank you for joining our SMF family!
post #8 of 16
Hello, and welcome to the SMF. Your smoker sounds like it was made with a creative mind. I's like to see some picks, and I'm sure others would also like to see your smoker.
post #9 of 16
Welcome to the smf.............Glad to have you here.............
post #10 of 16
Welcome aboard Tom.
post #11 of 16
Welcome to SMF Tom , and ditto on posting some pic of your interesting smoker.
post #12 of 16
Welcome to the forum Tom! Would love to see your smoker.
post #13 of 16
Welcome to the SMF family. Glad you joined us
post #14 of 16
Welcome to the forum.
post #15 of 16
May I be the first from Meeeeeeechigan to welcome you to the smf. You find all the answers you will need and be teased with pics of good lookin food.
post #16 of 16
Welcome Tom. Good to see another Michigander.
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