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New Member From Cedar Rapids, IA


Joined Sep 4, 2012
Hello all:

I have always been a big fan of meat in general. I have a background of working in a meat department for 5+ years throughout college which introduced me to smoking meat. I started with a vertical electric smoker and then moved on to a vertical charcoal smoker. I have also used a smoker with a firebox (which i had the best luck with). 

Recently I have stepped up the interest and have been wanting to build my own smokehouse in my backyard. I don't want it to be anything big, but something that would house a few turkeys, fish, or even a small hog. At this point I have just been researching but want to get the ball rolling. I am seeking info from anyone who may have experience in this. I think I have a good set up in mind but just dont know where to start. 


Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined Jul 26, 2009
Hello and 
to SMF - glad you joined in the fun


Meat Mopper
Joined Dec 16, 2011
Welcome, I am close by in Muscatine.  Do  a search for smoke houses and I am sure you will comeup with some good answers.  Somone here has likely posted on it.



Fire Starter
Joined Mar 23, 2012
Welcome to SMF. Love to see other Iowans getting into the hobby. Would love to get a group going here in CR or eastern Iowa!

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