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post #1 of 21
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I'm Teddy from ND just getting into the real BBQ I'm currently in a welding program and have decided to make my own smoker I have decided on going with just a horizontal with side fire box I will be insulating it with kao wool. My main question is the fire box the main chamber how is that constructed and where could find pictures of this setup. I plan on making a few different sizes and setups. My plans of right now are to make a square chamber with adjustable racks with swing doors any recommendations on that style. I've also planned a triple threat, the fire box and horizontal and vertical. I was wondering if that is a good system or just to make them seperately. This site is phenomenal and I'm sure I can find all the answers to my questions just by exploring the site.

Thanks for all the help

post #2 of 21
Welcome to the forum. I don't know much about building a smoker, but there are lots of folks here that can give you advice.
post #3 of 21
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks here and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. icon_smile.gif
post #4 of 21
Welcome to SMF, glad to have u here.
post #5 of 21
Here's a good place to start.
post #6 of 21
If you can post a drawing, or a similar que, I think help the answers may be more efficient.

Eitehr way, have fun with it, and Welcome Aboard!
post #7 of 21
Welcome to SMF, Teddy. Glad you joined us.
post #8 of 21
First off welcome Teddy 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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post #10 of 21
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
post #11 of 21
Welcome to the SMF Teddy,We are glad to have you onboard
post #12 of 21
Welcome to the site Teddy, good luck with the build!
post #13 of 21

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.
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How to post Qview to Forum:

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

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.

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

post #14 of 21
Hello Teddy, and welcome to SMF! Glad you're here. Sounds like you've got some good ideas cookin' for your build project. Be sure to post pics of the build as you go. Everyone here loves seein' someone else's handywork. Good luck, and happy smokin'!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #15 of 21
I have built one small smoker and it has a firebox. I would recommend a heavy gauge steel plate for the box, 3/16" or thicker. You'll want a door that seals well, adjustable air intake vents, and a platform for wood/charcoal to sit on and allow air to flow beneath.

Not sure what a triple threat is.

What will you use for fuel? You may need a baffle. Try searching Reverse Flow Smokers. You will find some designs there. Also try Hobart Welding Forums, there are some excellent fabrication threads for smokers. I belong to it, I believe there are other SMF members on their as well.
post #16 of 21
Howdy & welcome aboard!!
post #17 of 21
Welcome to SMF!

I'm in the process of building a new wooden smoker, and I've found tons of good info here on the forums. You'll probably end up with too MUCH info on how to build your smoker after talking with these guys, but they won't lead you wrong.
post #18 of 21
Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
post #19 of 21
Sounds like a cool project. Makes me want to have one built at the welding school here. I know you can get a cheap haircut at cosmetology school, maybe you can get a discounted custom smoker at welding school :)
post #20 of 21
North Dak is on the map, welcome to the SMF. It's all good my friend.
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