Another newbie...

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by badger, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Greetings to all!
    What a great forum! ....so I had to join. I'm in SoCal and have been smoking intermittently on a Meco Electric for several years but the bug caught me again just prior to Thanksgiving 08. The Meco works good but is small and doesn't hold temp when wind is blowing (a common occurence in my area). Started looking at other insullated smokers (smokin tex, cookshack, etc) but too costly for me. Considered making one from an old used fridge. Mentioned this to a friend and he happen to have a commerical stainless 2 door that didn't work anymore. This was much bigger than what I needed but he GAVE it to me so spent around $200 to convert it. Tried some pork ribs and a 3 lbs roast last week and a tri-tip and pork boston yesterday. It works very well but will take some "practice" :)
    Cheers to all,
    JB
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  2. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF family, nice looking rig you got there.

    Can't wait to see some q-view off that bad boy
     
  3. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Badger!
    Very nice smoker ya built...now we just need some pics of food[​IMG]
     
  4. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    welcome, I think you solved the space problem of the meco, thats a nice conversion you got there.
     
  5. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Hope to see your "practice"!
     
  6. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Looking forward to some great qview. [​IMG]
     
  7. Welcome to SMF nice smoker you got there. Looking forward to see some pics of that unit in action.
     
  8. Nice set up you got there. Now get us some q view.
     
  9. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard!
     
  10. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA..........great looking smoker!
     
  11. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. Good looking rig! Looking forward to Qview of your next smoke.
     
  12. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well JB, welcome to the SMF. Looks like you're quite the handyman, and it also looks like it paid off for you and anyone else enjoying your Q. Very nice conversion my friend.
     

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