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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Just wanted to introduce myself to all my fellow smokers out there.
My name is Ryan and I am currently in the process of building a smoker for the firestation that I work at here in Las Vegas. I am completely new to the building thing and to the smoking thing so hopefully it comes out well.
My station has about 22 guys that love BBQ and me being from Texas love smoked meat so I decided to build a smoker. I am going to try to get some pictures of the smoker in progress and ask a few questions along the way. Will keep everyone posted......icon_mrgreen.gif
post #2 of 13
Welcome to SMF, Ryan. Glad you joined us.
post #3 of 13
Welcome Ryan.
Would love to see pics of the smoker in progress, and once it's finished I'm sure you will be the hero of the station.
post #4 of 13
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Thanks for the welcome.
the smoker I am building is from a 150 gallon propane tank. It was about 7ft long so I cut it down to about 5ft and it has a 2ft diameter. Cut the tank open with the tools of the fire trade, a k12 saw which is like a handheld chop saw on steroids. I am going to stand the tank on end and use a 15 gallon propane tank as my fire/smoke box. I got a big smoke stack from our mechanic shop. It is comming along suprisingly well in my book. I work tomorrow so I will get pics up on Monday when I get off work. Any pointers on getting that awesome smoke cure on my tank would also be appreciated.
post #5 of 13
First off welcome to SMF. You'll like it here there are a bunch of smoker builders here that would love to help you with anwsers to your questions. Next you need to learn how to post picture (Qview) and then you'll be set and ready to go. So welcome again
post #6 of 13

Welcome Ryan, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly members.

Be sure to check out Jeff's 5Day Smoking Basics eCourse, you can find it here it's "FREE"... 5 Day e Course

Everyone here like seeing the qview so be sure to post plenty. LOL
post #7 of 13

Greetings and Welcome to the board.

Enjoy your stay at
post #8 of 13
Hello, Ryan. Glad to meet ya'. Welcome aboard. Good luck with your build, and I hope you can post some pics of the project and the finished product.
post #9 of 13


welcome to the addiction . sounds like your well on your way to smoking
post #10 of 13
Thank you for joining our SMF family! You're in the right place if you're smoker's flaming up a bit too much! (I can see 5 firehoses aiming at it.. lol!). Don't let on to the others you joined the site, you'll be producing professional Q in no time and they'll revere you as the King of Smoke! Welcome!
post #11 of 13


Welcome to the 'freakshow'...err...I mean SMOKING BROTHERHOOD. Soon, it WON'T be a hobby...Enjoy!
post #12 of 13
Welcome to the board.
post #13 of 13
Hello Ryan,
Welcome to SMF! I'm sure you will find everyone here as very helpful to your needs for your build. I would also like to say a Big Thank You to you and your fellow Fire Fighters for all that you all do! I also have a friend of mine that is now living in your city. Maybe on day I will be in "Loss Wages" for a Smoke out!

Thanks again,
Thomas biggrin.gif
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