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Hey from Virginia


Smoke Blower
Joined Nov 30, 2013
Howdy everyone name is Steve and am new to smoking but have been dehydrating jerky of all kinds for years. I am looking to build my own smoker from ground up and interested in anyones ideas. Thanks!


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Welcome to SMF Steve. Check out our Build Forum-there's everything from fridge conversions to Ugly Drum Smokers (UDS) to custom built off-sets and reverse flow smokers. You're only limited by your imagination, budget and fabrication skills.

We have several members that have built several smokers and are willing to critique your ideas.

Enjoy the Smoke!


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Hey Steve

Welcome.  Like Dutch said, there's lots of good ideas on this site.  Come up with a game plan and toss it out--you'll get a ton of suggestions



Smoke Blower
Joined Nov 30, 2013
Hey thanks for the feedback guys! Looking at building exterior just as if it were a house (framed/siding/shingles/etc). Interior though I don't know where to start as I am new but will research some more.

gary s

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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  ........  
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