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Hello from BC canada


Joined Oct 26, 2013
Hey there my name is Arnold im 18 and I'm just starting to learn about smoking. Im a up in coming metal fabricator and have made my own smoker. I dont really no what else to say so i guess thats it thanks.


Master of the Pit
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Group Lead
Joined Apr 23, 2010
Hi Arnold, when you get a chance please update your profile with your location so that we know where you are. 

 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'



Master of the Pit
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Joined May 30, 2007
Glad you joined us Arnold, :welcome1: from North Dakota!
Have any pictures of your smoker build?


Legendary Pitmaster
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Joined Feb 9, 2009
Welcome to the forums Arnold!  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.



Joined Oct 26, 2013
Thanks for the warm welcome guys. This is my smoker build took me 2 weeks to make i sorta went at it blindly only using a single picture i found on the internet and a BBQ calculator that gives like size ratios for the different components which a friend showed me. I dont know if it was well made but if got approval from a guy i know who also does a lot of smoking so i went with it.


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

Nice build. If you have more pics it would be nice if you would post them in the build



Happy smoken.


gary s

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
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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   ......... 


Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Oct 31, 2012
Welcome from a fellow BCite, Arnold!

Man, I wish I started smoking when I was 18. I just retired and started smoking last year.

You have picked a great place to learn. There are many great people here, a lot of good information in the posts and plenty of good advice.


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