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Original poster
Jan 23, 2011
Corpus Christi, Texas
Hey guys, new to the forum here. Tons of great photos and information on here. Thanks for posting it, have learned a lot.

I am kind of a hobbist and love to cook.

Been making homemade wine about 7 years now and beer about 2.

Smoking meat about 2 years

Location: South Texas

Smoker: New Braunfuels Bandera smoker

Just refurbished my smoker, bought it on Craigslist for $50 :) but needed some work. Racks in the firebox were rusted out and broken. I welded some angle iron in the firebox to replace them and added a gas burner. Bottom rack and wheels were also beyond repair. New bottom frame was fabricated and wheels added. Stripped all the rust off of it and sprayed three heavy coats of Rust Oleum Bar B que paint on with a paint gun. It's better than new now!

Still playing with the gas burner, not sure if I like it or not.

I will add some pictures of it soon.
Welcome to the forum.. every smoked any beer? I'm not a beer drinker at all but I would almost take a little sip of that just to see what it tastes like.

I look forward to seeing some pictures of things smoked and maybe even some of your other hobbies. Sounds interesting!
Welcome to SMF!!

 You using that gas burner as a heat source or just a fire starter???
Hello and welcome!  You have come to the rigtht place.

Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
Yeah, I experimented with it a little bit but decided to do the meat today using mesquite and charcoal. I probably need to get a good cast iron pot to put the wood in.

First off Welcome to SMF. 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.

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