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New Guy From MA

Joined Dec 29, 2010
Just wanted to introduce myself.

I am an avid cook, but fairly new to BBQ.  I have done a few cooks on a makeshift smoker at our Camp in VT.  But nothing very good.  I have learned how to use my Gas Grill to produce some fairly good ribs, but decided late last summer that I really wanted to do it right.

SO I am building my first UDS.  I am using the top from a cheap 22 1/2 grill.  I dropped my barrel off at the sandblaster yesterday, and he said it should be done tomorrow.

If all goes according to plan i should be able to burn it out Friday, and maybe get it built Saturday.  If that works I may be smoking something for the Pats game Saturday!!!


Legendary Pitmaster
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Joined Oct 17, 2009
Nice, I love them barrels. Don't forget the pics.


Master of the Pit
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Joined Dec 15, 2007
Welcome to the forum.  You'll find all the information here that you can handle.  Looking forward to pics of your new smoker.


SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
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Joined Jun 22, 2009
Welcome to SMF. Sounds like a great project. Can't wait to see the finished result.


Legendary Pitmaster
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Joined Jun 21, 2007
 Welcome to the SMF. and thanks for the introduction. Here's hoping for a smokin' weekend for you and your family. It's all good my friend.


Epic Pitmaster
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Joined Mar 12, 2009

First off Welcome Bitchin to SMF. Nice that you built your own smoker already to and believe me you will like it too. You'll like it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. So if you need sign up for the E-Course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good methods to use also. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.

Welcome To Your New Addiction  

             Go GATORS  
Joined Dec 29, 2010
Today I picked up my barrel.  Took it to the carwash and cleaned it up.  This afternoon I snuck in some time to build my firebox... Tomorrow we burn it out, and mayby by saturday we try some drumsticks on it!!!
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