Another newbie here

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smokedog420, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. smokedog420

    smokedog420 Newbie

    hello all,My name is Mark and I'm new to the smoked meat thing.My favorite bbq joint

    went out of business about a year ago and ever since I've craved some old fashioned

    pulled pork or beef brisket.I am in process of gathering parts for a diy double barrel "big baby"style smoker.I Smoked a pork shoulder last weekend on gas grill with hickory chips

    and it turned out perfect with homemade cole slaw and chili with pork.Have a beef brisket

    with 13 spice dryrub for this weekend.My question is should I build this smoker or stick to a smaller scale method.Mywife thinks its not necessary but I always think big.I figure I might have to spend a couple hundred bucks and a weekend but it seems it would be wonderful and wood is plentiful round here.I'm picking up a couple of nice drums tomorrow,could use some good advice,thanks,Mark
  2. smokinal

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

    First off welcome to SMF. There are several smoker builders on here and I'm sure one will be along shortly to answer your questions.
  3. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. I started out with a brinman offset, then build a doublr barrel. The double barrel makes some awesome food and I've gotton 6 10 butts on the one I had. If your going to build the double barrell I suggest lining the bottom burn barrel with fire brick. Bigger is always better! I have a 250 now!
  4. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    Build it big and they will come grasshopper[​IMG]

    Welcome from another newb...
  5. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic


    Good luck on your build, and go big because if you don't you won't be happy.
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

       Well, a big[​IMG]to you Smokedog,and here's hoping you have a great time here[​IMG]

    Next step is to give is some Q-view of your present equip.  (if any) and keep us posted on the build.

       Have fun and remember to ,
  8. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello mark, and welcome to the SMF. Good luck on your choice of build. It's all good my friend.
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  10. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Welcome to SMF its nice to have ya.. Good luck on your build can't wait to see it and the food that comes off it[​IMG]
  11. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF.

    Someday you will bless the day your favorite BBQ joint went out of business because with a little guidance from the fine folks on SMF you will soon be putting out BBQ that easily equals most if not all BBQ joints.

    And Good luck on the build , plenty of folks on here that can and will help with that too.

    Never be afraid to ask, thats what we're here for.
  12. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    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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