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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by gemp's, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. What's up guys, My name Ed,I'm from Cleveland,OH were good bbq is few and far between here.[​IMG] So, My brother and I love grilling and want to try our hand at smoking. We want to build one,We build Drag cars and do all kinds of hardcore fab in our shop. Building a sweet looking smoker isn't the hard part,Building a sweet looking smoker that works is. Thats why I'm here, I'll have lots of questions on design,smoking tips,and recipes. Great site,Thanks,Ed
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello Ed and welcome to SMF. You'll have a lot of interested members regarding your building a smoker, take pics as you go along. Also, there are plenty of friendly folks here to get you started on most anything that can be smoked.
  3. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Gemp's !!!
    Your design questions will be answered here; there are many very knowledgeable members that will contribute suggestions that will make your smoker a workhorse. Are you thinking of barrel or vertical with a side firebox?
  4. doc

    doc Meat Mopper

    Welcome aboard! Definately dig in, this place rocks. Plenty of folks make their own pits here. Unfortunately, I am what you call, mechanically challenged? [​IMG] Gotta rely on others to build one for me.

    Ask lots of q's and good luck!

    Good to have ya!
  5. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF Ed! Glad ya'll were able to find us! The first thing I recommend to do is to sign up for the Free 5 Day eCourse. Lots of good info there for new smokers. Then participate in the forums. If ya have any questions, feel free to ask. Someone with the knowledge (and some without [​IMG] ) will be along shortly with an answer.

    Again, welcome!
  6. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  7. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard Gemp's, glad you found us! [​IMG] Plenty of folks here that have built their own pits, ask and ye shall receive!

    I highly recommend taking Jeff's 5 day ecourse... it is chocked full of info to get you started smoking. Have fun!
  8. I was thinking barrel with a side box. But I been reading more about verticals. Now I don't know. I have more reading to do.[​IMG]
  9. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Welcome Ed -

    You have come to th right place for smoking and fabricatig a smoker! Have you seem some of the sweet riggs these boys have built? Have you seen the General yet? Woo Hoo! Good luck!
  10. Not yet,Looking forward to it.
  11. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome in, Gemp. I've got a vertical and a horizontal smoker. I tend to migrate towards the horizontal most often since it holds more meat and is easier to use. The vertical, however, works well too. With the one I have, it would be difficult to get a turkey or large chicken in there. It does hold the temp better than the horizontal though (thicker shell plate).

    Ask your questions. There are plenty of people here who are willing to help.
  12. coleysmokinbbq

    coleysmokinbbq Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi Ed!...Welcome to the SMF!...[​IMG]...We're glad to have you aboard!!...

    Sorry it took so long to welcome you, but I've been offline due to ISP/computer problems since July 2...[​IMG]

    Until later...

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