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Hello from Huntsville from a newby

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hey everyone, I moved down to Alabama from Minnesota about a year ago (working for the Army). Love all the smokers going in the neighborhood...so decided to get one put together. I have a metal worker relative that is building it...sort of an A-2 model...making some changes to his. It will be gas fired vertical water smoker 20x20 x48 tall. 4 or 5 food grade stainless shelves and a 30,000 BTU burner to start (hope its enough or not too much).

Anyway I should have it by the weekend and get it seasoned...any first timer hints, processes etc would be appreciated.

I signed up for the 5 day class but I didn't get Day 3...do I just sign up for it again and hope to get that one?

Thanks again and will try to post some pics when I get it. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

post #2 of 13

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

For Those of you New to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.
Click Here it's "FREE"... 5 Day eCourse

Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large IMG setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...

How to post Qview to Forum:

For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial

post #3 of 13
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #4 of 13
Congrat on the new build, and welcome to the SMF.
post #5 of 13
Welcome to SMF congrats on the new smoker. I sent you a pm with a link to the 5 Day Ecourse. Have fun and happy smoking
post #6 of 13
Welcome Bryonstuder toSMF.....good luck with your smoker, sounds like you are on the right track. Are you using a high or low pressure burner on your gasser rig? If you are using a high pressure burner, from like a turkey fryer, this website might be of interest to you. http://www.turkey-fryers-online.com/...trol_valve.htm
post #7 of 13

Greetings 'Byron', and Welcome to the 'community'.

Enjoy your stay at
Settle in and have fun.
Any questions, plenty of experts... and make yourself at home.
post #8 of 13
First off welcome Bryon to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
post #9 of 13
Welcome to the SMF Bryon.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

Some pics of the progress

Here are a couple of pics...PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif

I think the burner is a low pressure type...30,000 BTU "Big Bertha"
post #11 of 13
Hi Byron,

I'm new here myself...great place isn't it?
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Yes, we are liking it so far. A big change from MN, but no snow to shovel or blow is nice. Family is a long way off, so that makes for some long road trips with the kids. From Michigan? We have a number of friends from there that moved down. At least there is hockey here :) Kids like that...
post #13 of 13
Welcome, Learn, Eat, Enjoy !!!
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