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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by grouse, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. grouse

    grouse Fire Starter

    New guy here.  Expanding my bases as it were.  I have used my treager for years.  Now that i have time i am looking to build a cold smoke house.   Something like this

    I am hoping to power it off the treager using its pellets.  If that is not feasible, I am open to other plans.   Total dimensions will be 3'x3'x8'.  I plan on smoking turkey, capon, ducks, geese, venison, jerky, fish, pig, hams, ribs, bacon, chickens, ect ect. 

    This last week i bagged my first deer, and a couple of wild turkeys the month before.  My daughter (10) is demanding her due in cold smoked jerky.  

    Gutted he came in at 165-170 lbs on the scale.  I am stoked to get started, any and all help pointers will be greatly appreciated.
  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you joined us Grouse, :welcome1: from North Dakota!
    Congrats on your first deer, the buck looks like a dandy!

    Your going to want to regulate heat in your smoker, I don't believe using your Traeger will accomplish this, you may want to look into other ways (electric, propane or side firebox with charcoal) to heat the smoker and use an A-MAZE-N smoker in the maze style to generate smoke with pellets.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2013
  3. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  4. grouse

    grouse Fire Starter

    I saw the A-MAZE-N, I am intrigued by it.  I may give them a call and see if it will fit my needs it would keep my from having to use my treager constantly.  What do you recommend for an electric or propane heat source. 
  5. seenred

    seenred Legendary Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums, Grouse!  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.

  6. [​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   ......... 



  7. grouse

    grouse Fire Starter

    Thanks all, Been reading posts all morning on my phone in between making bean stew.
  8. disco

    disco Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome from Canada, Grouse.

    I only started smoking last year so having another experienced smoker on the forum will be great. I look forward to your posts.

  9. 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.

    Happy smoken.

  10. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hi Grouse, nice little buck there!

    When you get a chance please update your profile with your location in the world...

    [​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'

  11. grouse

    grouse Fire Starter

    I am a firm believer in imagination. So for now, as I type this on my phone.... imagine a treager, webber, capitol range with wok for equipment. I make my kids lunches every day because the refuse to eat school lunch. Which means I make the bread, pickles , deserts and any thi g else nessisary.
  12. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Propane will heat faster and give you a faster temp recap after opening the door.