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Joined Oct 27, 2013
So I just signed up for this site. I live in South East Minnesota. I grew up in Wisconsin which has a large influence in my cooking. I bought my first smoker 6 years ago. It was a very small horizontal offset smoker that I really bought to use as a grill. 2 years later that just wasn't big enough so I got another horizontal offset which was about twice as large. Now a few months ago I decided I wanted to start doing bigger and better things so I built a smoker out of a 1948 frigidaire. Its a work in progress. I didn't want to use gas or electricity so I use fire which isn't the easiest to control so I'm making adjustments just about every time I use it and now I can keep it within 10º pretty easy from as low as 170 and high as 280.

I like to smoke anything I can. I do things a little different with my sauces and glazes. I like to dry rub and let the fats render for flavor. I rarely use bbq sauce which I know will offend many of you so I'm sorry but I'm from Wisconsin so muy food has cheese. Pulled pork I like to make a cheese sauce and serve with that poured over. Spare ribs I glaze with raspberry hobanaro jelly and beyond that I leave it up to the feater to decide.

The last few months have been spent getting geared up to smoke brisket. I have not gotten to that level yet but feel I am very close.

I smoke meals for my coworkers quite often. The most requested meal is smoked meatloaf so I make that about once a month but I can be found spending most sunday afternoons by my frigidaire. I look forward to being more involved with this site.


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
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Joined Apr 23, 2010
Hi Fridge!

 to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.

One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the 

So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...

  or this...

Good Luck and Get Smokin'



Epic Pitmaster
Joined Oct 7, 2012
Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

When you get a chance. Would you post pics of your smoker in the build section?

We would all like to see what you have going on and how you are building it.

Happy smoken.



Thread starter
Joined Oct 27, 2013
I just posted several pictures in the smoker build forum titled "My 48 Frigidaire" if anyone wants to check it out.


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Welcome to the forums! You've found the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc. There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.



Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined May 30, 2007
Glad you joined us frigidaire48, :welcome1: from North Dakota!


Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Oct 31, 2012
Welcome from Canada!

I look forward to your posts.


gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
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Joined Jan 6, 2011
Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything   ......... 
[/h1][h1]  [/h1][h1]Gary[/h1]

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