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SteveGee

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or Eastern North Carolina....but Western Atlantic sounded more fun. Either way, I am a very good home cook with mostly savory, indoor or gas grill experience. Recently bought a new place and want to build an outdoor kitchen that includes more smoking and bbq style rather than gas. I am working on designs in 3d now, but hoping to learn from other builds and experts here. Ideally, I would want a pizza style oven along with bbq pit. I like the idea of a standup box type smoker as well but that is probably redundant to a bbq pit with an offset firepit option. Aside from utility, space and other considerations will, of course, apply.
Aside from learning from y'all on my bbq build, I also will be absorbing recipes and cooking technique. I am coastal so seafood is always up there but I never turn down a nice bit of slow cooked protein.
Anyway, looking forward to learning and talking with y'all.
 

JLeonard

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Welcome from Mississippi! Look forward to pics ( we are visually oriented here) and writeups.
Jim
 

SteveGee

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thanks for the welcomes. spending an overcast vacation day reading the build threads.

Welcome from Mississippi! Look forward to pics ( we are visually oriented here) and writeups.
Jim
I do plan to post pics and such. The pics in the threads I have been reading are quite helpful. Right now, I am in research and learning phase on types, styles, materials etc. Lots of options and decisions to make before I fire Sketchup. I do know I don't need anything huge (certainly not a whole hog cooker) - large enough to entertain a few but this is mostly for daily use (I love cooking outside) for two (kids are mostly out of the nest).
 

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Welcome! This is a great place to lean and be inspired......I would not have the BBQ/smoking experience without the forum. It inspired many builds in our house.....and since you mentioned sketch up, here is a build my son and me did.....sketch up worked sweet and that’s saying something cause I’m a civil engineer with access to full blown CAD....
https://www.smokingmeatforums.com/threads/the-x-fire-grill.284462/

oh and just sharing this build cause it may help you answer the question of needing a vertical box smoker as well a pit.....
https://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t...h-vertical-cabinet-aka-the-copper-pot.268790/
 

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Welcome from Long Island, NY I would also consider a Blackstone 36" griddle into your mix. You can cook amazing food on one. We use it for burgers, fajitas and the best is fresh Tuna
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Welcome to SMF!
Glad to have you join us!
Al
 

SteveGee

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Welcome! This is a great place to lean and be inspired......I would not have the BBQ/smoking experience without the forum. It inspired many builds in our house.....and since you mentioned sketch up, here is a build my son and me did.....sketch up worked sweet and that’s saying something cause I’m a civil engineer with access to full blown CAD....
Thanks! I bookmarked both. The holiday has me distracted with company coming, but definitely will give both of those a deep read. Thank you!


Welcome from Long Island, NY I would also consider a Blackstone 36" griddle into your mix. You can cook amazing food on one. We use it for burgers, fajitas and the best is fresh Tuna
I love me some fajitas. I prefer shrimp fajitas but could so do some fresh Tuna for fish taco night. I am walking distance to both the beach and my favorite fish monger (3.5 blocks!). Sounds perfect. I do have space considerations but will look into the Blackstone. Whatever griddle I get will need to be removable. Thanks for the tip!
 

clifish

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Yeah, no more shellfish for me since I had an anaphylactic reaction to shrimp after 43 years of eating it!:emoji_angry: i wish I could walk to beach from my house but that would need to add another $2,000,000 more than my house is worth.
 

SteveGee

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ouch. my wife is allergic to shrimp as well so I have to be really careful.

We got a little lucky with a land sale getting into a bidding war followed by a solid deal on a coastal property. not beachfront by any means. That would add the same to mine. Prices drop a lot here when you go in a few blocks.

And, speaking of my fish monger. just got back from there with some scallops for Thanksgiving eve eats.
 

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