Can a "Newbie from N.Y." Make "Pulled Pork"

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Original poster
Jul 5, 2007
New York's southern tier
Hello from the Catskills mountains of New York. My name's Charlie and I'm addicted to BBQ. I don't have the equipment to smoke even a single weener right now, so I've deceided to build something.

I just dropped in to say hello, and that I'll be around trying to gleen a little info from you. I'm willing to share any knowledge I already have: welding , fabrication, machineing, etc.

Glad to have ya! Do you have the plans for your cooker yet? MAny poeple here have built there own, and I know they would be happy to give some pointers. Good luck and keep us posted!!
Welcome to the forum. There are many friendly folks here with good information. Please feel free to join in, share your adventures, ask questions, or whatever fills your needs.
Welcome aboard. There are plenty of people of people here to help you with your project. Look forward to hearing how it progressses.
Welcome to SMF.. Northerners can make good Q. Looking forward to hearing about the smoker project.
welcome to SMF. check out the different sections pertaining to specific smokers, depending on what you want to build; eg, wood burner, charcoal, electric, LP gas, or a combo of some of these. i built mine out of a 55-gallon drum. welded a side-firebox to it i bought from Lowes. it is in my sig. i am building another one now. i used another drum, and made a firebox from an air tank off an old compressor.
Thank you all for the warm welcome.

I've already started collecting a bunch of junk...I mean high tolorence precision parts, with which to start my build.

I'm going to go with something easy to build and easy to use to start out with: a small upright electric unit. So, I'll be moveing over to the Electric Smoker section of SMF.

Hope to have something to contribute soon.

Bluz, very cool avatar (welcome BTW!). It almost looks like the side view of a woman holding her arm over her head, in an artsy kinda way....then RIBS came into mind.......r i b s .........
Welcome to the coolest most helpful site on the net.

Any questions? Ask & you WILL get an answer or 2 or 3 or... you get the idea.
hey i am in brooklyn new york and thanks to all the great helpfull folk here at smf i have done pulled pork,brisket and plenty more dishes....they all were great
and by the way theres a nice texas style bbq joint in montgomery new york...haxent been there in a while bit it was owned and operated by a nice couple from texas,,,,,theres a huge smoker in the back of the resturant,and they have a great bar
Welcome Bluezman -

I'm a neighbor from CT. Good lck on your build. If you give us an idea about where your headed there's some fine folks here that can help you work out the finer details of your build.
Hi Bluezman!...Welcome to the SMF!...
...We're glad to have you aboard!!...

Sorry it took so long to welcome you to our family!...Been offline here
due to ISP/computer problems since July 2...

Until later...
Welcome to SMF, Bluezman-there's a good number of members here that have home-build units and they can give you some ideas and pointers. We would like to see pic's of the build and of the final unit.

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