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Extremely GREEN to this SMOKING thing ....

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by techplus, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Hi Everyone,

    I just wanted to say HI to everyone in this forum as I have found it is a GREAT place for information.

    I am from London Ontario Canada and am extremely green to do with anything regarding smoking. I thought I would try it out (SMOKING) so I headed out to buy a small smoker from Bass Pro. But instead I built my own. Well that did not go very well as I thought that the smokers they carried (which were many different makes & models) were cheaply made. So after that I went researching the internet and found what I wanted or liked in one. After many months I can across this one in my profile photo that I made. It is a reverse smoker; the only fire is all wood. After doing a few mod's (air flow problem) this thing ROCKS now. Since only a few weeks since I made it (Mid-September 2013) I am already planning a new one. LOTS of ideas running in my head on what I need in the new one. From pipe burners to a rotisseries (gear drive of course).

    Smoke on and enjoy everyone! Paul.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2013
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but don’t hesitate to start threads and ask also!

    We have an ”Articles” section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!
  3. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hi Paul!

    [​IMG]  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 [​IMG]!!!

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

    [​IMG]   or this...[​IMG]

    Good Luck and Get Smokin'

  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard!

    Reverse flow on a first build?  I have a lot of respect for you fabricators!

    The smoking info you will need is well provided by the great folks on the forum.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  5. Bill,

    I just uploaded a few shot for everyone.

    I did not realize I could do that, but now I do so expect more when I get my cooker fired up again this weekend.

    Enjoy, Paul.
  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 

    We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

    If you didn't read the "SMF User Guidelines" .....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per TulsaJeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

  7. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    [​IMG]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  ........  Great job and a better smoker, Birds look great too.



  8. scootermagoo

    scootermagoo Smoking Fanatic

    Those turkeys look great!!  How'd they taste?
  9. They tasted AWESOME ..... I had them sitting in my brine concoction for 24 hours. While smoking I had a bowl of Jack Daniels sitting where the smoke enters the chamber. Then about every 45minutes I sprayed them down with a mix of olive oil, apple cider & more Jack Daniels. The juices for my gravy also came out incredible. If anyone is interested in my recipe PM me.

    Thanks for asking. Paul.
  10. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you want to make cooler clean up easier, Ziploc makes a 20 gallon storage bag that you can buy 3 of them for about $6 or $7. They will hold two turkeys and a bunch of brine in each bag. I put the brine and the turkey in the bag, then put the bag in the cooler and fill the cooler with ice. The brine doesn't get diluted, and the raw turkey juices aren't all over the inside of the cooler!
  11. I would be scared that the friggin bag would leak or break and my wife would go ballistic on me. Lol.

    So I think I will keep using a cooler.

  12. seenred

    seenred Legendary Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Paul!  That's a nice looking pit you built!  Glad you've joined our group.  You'll find there are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who genuinely enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.

  13. Welcome to the forum.

    Wow! reverse flow smoker build. Tough project to start with. Look around the sit as there are many builds on here and many builders that are willing to help out.

    Have fun and see you around.