Well, I finally broke down and bought Jeff's recipes. Excellent and easy to make. My compliments to the chef! :)
In our north Texas area, there is a lot of gas well/pipeline industry. Friend of mine gave me some surplus gas pipe and I 'designed' a smoker.
Problem is I don't have the expertise to build it. I can weld, got a torch, if it is big enough, and a gas powered welder, but my old Daddy in Law said my welds looked like turkey crap on a pump handle. ( I have gotten better, bless his old deceased heart! ) Basically an 'L' shaped smoker. I have some 18" pipe for the firebox and some 24" pipe for the smoke chamber. The 18" is 3/8" wall and the 24" is 1/2" wall. If I can get this built, I can leave it to my grand children!
Friend of mine was going to help me build one, but ended up building one, from my design, for himself. He liked it so much, he gave me his old one. It's a horizontal smoker, fire box is 12" pipe and smoke chamber is 18" pipe. He has used it for years. Heavy, took a tractor to set it up in my back yard.
Now, last night I made up some of Jeff's BBQ sauce and grilled me a big thick steak, basted it generously through out the cooking time. Excellent! Who needs vegetables? :)
Today, I mixed up some rib rub and am trying my hand at smoking ribs. We will see.
I have lots of experience in grilling, just not any experience in smoking. Different set of rules!
Wish me luck. Maybe someday I will get my own smoker design built, but for now, the freebie will work just fine.
Smelling like smoke,