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Washington Group New Members Introduction Spot

Discussion in 'Washington Smoker Group' started by mike johnson, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. eatmypork

    eatmypork Smoke Blower

    Hello I am Chris and I am in colvill.
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Chris !!!! 1 welcome.jpg .....

    I'm Dave and I'm in Omak....
  3. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome, Chris!
  4. Welcome aboard, you have found one of the best websites on the internet. Lots great folks and ideas to learn from.
  5. Hey all, name's Andrey, I'm a union carpenter in the Vancouver/Portland area. I've been here pretty much all my life, happily married now with an 8 month old daughter. I started smoking meat last year, tried ribs and brisket, both turned out pretty well. I own a 22.5" Weber Kettle grill which works pretty well but I'm thinking of getting an offset smoker soon. I'm also trying to build myself a large smoker from a 250-500 gallon propane tank.
  6. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome, Andrey! You'll find lots of ideas and know-how here.
    If I could have only one grill/smoker, it would be the Weber kettle. IMO, it's the most versatile smoking tool out there.
  7. Yeah I love it! I also built a version of the Slow 'n' Sear for it for indirect cooking and it works great! The reason I want an offset smoker is that I don't have to open the cooking chamber too often.
  8. Welcome. I really enjoy this website, lots of information and tips. Just a bunch of great guys.
  9. NWMike

    NWMike Newbie

    Hello, Mike here from Montesano. New to the forum. I'm looking to add an Argentinian Grill and a stone smoker to the patio (see below) I built last year. Any tips for NW smokers?

  10. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Mike...
  11. Hi Mike - welcome! I'd suggest that before you start building your smoker, that you think about the type of smoking you want to do with it (i.e. hot/cold, or both). That might inform the eventual design you choose. I have built 3 different versions of your basic cinder block smoker, and as long as you don't use mortar, it's pretty easy to tear down and start over. You can't go wrong....
  12. NWMike

    NWMike Newbie

    I don't have plans to do any cold smoking. For me it will be your basics, ribs/brisket/pork belly/corn etc.... So you make it with the cinder blocks, but without mortar? Do you use firebrick in the firebox, or in the smoker portion?

  13. I didn't worry about firebricks, since I built mine mainly for cold smoking - at first. I think cinder blocks work great by themselves for the types of temps I usually smoke at (i.e. low and slow). If you look at the images on that page, you can see how it works. I went up 6 levels of blocks, and offset 2 tiers so I could easily drop in grates or hang from the top as needed. You should head over to the Smoker Builds forum and look through those posts - lots of great ideas and info!

  14. Finally sorted out how to add media. Here's my version of the Meats and Sausages guy's design. Burning cherry for some cheese cold smoking.

  15. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oly, Welcome...

    HEY !!!! Very nice, old world design smoker.... No temperature controller required... Some folks think you are nuts.. I think it's perfect..... I love old world techniques and practices... and especially, the products they produce....