Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by fatdan, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. fatdan

    fatdan Newbie

    Hi.  my name is Dan.  I am from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada.  Just started to do this smoking thing.  Only have a little experience, and not very good experience at that.  I do not have a store bought smoker.  I built one myself.  It is made of wood, and yes I know the risks of using such a smoker, so I do tend it well.  It is heated by by electricity which also produces my smoke.  I have learned after my first attempt that there is a difference in the smoke that is best to use.  My smoker is four feet deep, by three feet wide, by eight feet high.  It is difficult to keep it heated to temperature because of it's size.  If you have any tips or ideas, please let me know.  Thanks.   
  2. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Welcome Dan! Glad to0 have you with us. We would love to see pictures of your smoker

  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey, I resemble that name! Welcome to the forums Dan. that's one big smoker ya got there, I could see it being a problem to heat. A couple options would be to make it smaller , add another heating element, or insulate it.
  4. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Dan! [​IMG]to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 40,000 members and over 800,000 posts so you should be able to find almost anything you want to know. Remember the search bar at the top can be your best friend for finding answers fast!

    Would you do us a favor and update your profile to include your location, Thanks!

    You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-course it will teach you all the basics and a whole lot more!
  5. fatdan

    fatdan Newbie

    Wow.  You guys are serious about this stuff.  I did mention in my initial post that I am from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada. 

    I have thought about insulating my smoker.  Just not sure about the type of insulation to use.  I also thought about using that fire proof cement board that is used in bathroom construction.  Woud that work, and what type of insulation should I use?
  6. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you joined us Dan! :welcome1:
    I live in the same temperature climate as you and have built a few fridge smokers. I had a difficult time using electricity and being able to achieve temps and hold them consistently, and then just to open the door and lose the heat. I ended up going with propane and then added a thermostat and electronic pilot light. For me propane has been a more stable power source for the heating larger areas.

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