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ghost308

Fire Starter
Original poster
Jan 6, 2007
68
10
Missouri
Hi Everyone
I found your site and after reading it for a few days now decided to join you, I built my own smoker from 14ga SS. 36" h x 18"w x 16"d , and power it with a $7 wally-world hot plate , so far so good make awsome jerky last weekend.
Looking forward to getting to know you all.
 

cheech

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Dec 19, 2005
2,333
14
Beautiful Grand Rapids Michigan
If you get a chance share a picture we love homemade units here.

Also if you need to there are more of us using the chat room and if you are in the middle of a smoke and need help it is a great way to get an answer quickly
 

ultramag

SMF Events Planning Committee
Apr 17, 2006
2,112
13
Greenwood, MO
Welcome to SMF Ghost308!!! Sounds like a great homebuilt project ya got there.

Like Cheech said, come say howdy in chat and get to meet us that way. It sure is a load of fun in there. Just click to join in the who is online section in the narrow margin on the left hand side. Look forward to meeting you!
 

ultramag

SMF Events Planning Committee
Apr 17, 2006
2,112
13
Greenwood, MO
Good catch, I missed the Misouri connection that time. Ghost, now you understand the need for pics I know---You Gott Show Me! :)
 

cajun_1

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Sep 16, 2006
1,890
10
Idaho
Dang.. all these Missourian's in here. Starting to wonder if Idaho is in the U.S.. Anyway..Welcome Ghost. Glad to have you with us. Meet us on chat when you get a chance. Also ask the questions, someone will come along & help.
 

msmith

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Nov 22, 2006
1,227
13
Haltom City Tx
Welcome ghost, I too would like to see some pics of that homebuilt smoker. 14 gauge that should last forever and a lot of good cooks. Looking forward to your posts
 

pigcicles

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Nov 25, 2006
2,533
16
Home
Ghost - welcome to SMF - Hang around, you're in good company (the best actually) Lots to learn here and help if you need it. Don't forget about the chat feature, it's really handy. Besides there's local folk there, we're like neighbors.

Keep Smokin
 

ghost308

Fire Starter
Original poster
Thread starter
Jan 6, 2007
68
10
Missouri
WOW !!!
Thanks for the warm welcome
I'll post a pic as soon as I can but it's pretty ugly , smoke pouring out everywhere, temp so low I can't even get a reading, takes 7 hours to properly smoke jerky but I can about 8 lbs at a time, it's everything I wanted :lol:
But I am serious about the temp, I brine or dry cure everything first and cold smoke my meats and fish.
 

larry maddock

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Sep 27, 2005
1,070
11
BOURBON,MISSOURI
MIZ ZOO RAH !!
GO TIGERS :D

im glad to meet you...


whats the high temp you can hold on your smoker??

or do you just cold smoke...

i got one of them wally world 1000 watt hot plates ..
im wondering what it can do heat wise...??