Smoker From Washington State

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by vwdubfreak, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Hey guys, been lurking here for quite awhile thought I'd do some posting.

    Been smoking for quite awhile, I have for the past 10 years been using small brinkmanns and a cardboard box---I know hoborific right? Done mostly turkeys and briskets in them, Now I want to start cold smoking some cheese and I've been wanting a bigger smoker it appears I always get nominated to do the cooking when events come around so I'm sure an RF trailer mounted smoker is in my furture.

    Little more about me,

    Work/restore VW's, was hardcore aircooled now turned watercooled....vanagons are my specialty or any early watercooled vw.

    What got me in to grilling/smoking was the lack of places to eat good cooked meats in the northwest, we finally got a texas roadhouse they are pretty tasty but still don't compare to some good hole in the wall bbq down south.

    I'm currently looking at MES but toying on building my own, I own pretty much any metal working tool you can think of, mig/tig/arc/plasma/tube bender/metal brake.
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Well if you want an RF I guess the MES is temporary.

    If you have access to a welder and are pretty handy with it you may as well go ahead and start on your RF build.   The cardboard box is all you need for cold smoke and the little brinkmans will get you hot smoking for now.  There are quite a few members that have built smokers.  As a matter of fact would a UDS get you going until you build the large RF?

    Welcome to the forum

  3. I thought about a UDS, thats pretty much the same thing as my brinkman (smoke-n-grill, AKA R2D2) only it would be a little bigger

    As for starting my RF now, I haven't decided is a big issue for me and it would need to be smaller, I thought I could build one with a slip in format (think slip in camper jacks) and I also could use the trailer for hauling and then leave my smoker stationary to use at home...this is about the only way it would work for me.
  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sounds like a plan!
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome to SMF. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.

    Welcome To Your New Addiction
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF - glad to see you joined in. Looking forward to seeing what you go with  
  7. big andy a

    big andy a Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the club, it's a great place to hang out and learn from some of the best.


  8. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This site has tons of info.

    I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

    Have a great day!!!

          Make bacon the easy way!!
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Family...JJ
  10. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse

    If you decide to do a build take lots of pics I love a good build
  11. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]And happy new year
  12. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]   Glad to have you with us!
  13. I picked up this puppy at lowes today, got it for under 150 with a buddies discount, I was worried about quality after looking at highend models this size at another store but after setting it up its actually really decent, this should be great to do some cold smoking in and also do some half biskets.

    I have two huge pork tenderloins in the freezer that I'm going to smoke tomorrow morning [​IMG]


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