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hi from hawaii

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hey im jacob and im trying to build a smoker. i have pretty much no experience at all. i randomly decided to build a smoker out of a freezer that is broken and i have no idea what im doing

see my thread

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

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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.

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Welcome to SMF.
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Welcome to the SMF jacob,We are glad to have you onboard
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Welcome to the Smokin Meat Forum.

Hi Jacob.... I know that others who have more experience than I with freezer conversions will be along soon to advise you. I do know that there are some freezers that have the wrong kind of insulation in them for conversion to any kind of a hot smoker.
Usually if the freezer is an metal one you are all right but the newer plastic ones aren't always a good idea.

Or You could always make a UDS or Upright Drum Smoker ( some call them Ugly drum smokers ) Many of our members have made them and will be able to help you with one of them.
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Welcome to SMF, Jacob. Glad you joined us.
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Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA.........glad you joined us!
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Welcome aboard, Jacob!
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First off welcome Jacob 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
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Welcome to the family, glad you found us

You will find a ton of good information floating around in here

Don't be afraid to ask questions and remember, the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask.

Check out the 5 day ecourse it is definitely worth it

Good Luck And Happy Smokes
post #11 of 15
Aloha Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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Welcome to SMF.
post #14 of 15
Aloha Jacob,

Glad to have you on board. Someone mentioned perhaps looking at a Universal Drum Smoker UDS. It may be an easier build or your next project. Check out Craiglist. If you are on Oahu, there's a guy in Waipahu who is either giving em away or for minimal fee. Have fun and post Q-views of your smokes when you can.

Clarification: The guy in Waipahu has 55 gallon drums either for free or at nominal fee. I did not mean to imply he is giving away UDS.
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Welcome to the SMF.
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