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Discussion in 'Side Fire Box' started by arsmokinjoe, May 16, 2011.

  1. arsmokinjoe

    arsmokinjoe Newbie

    Hello from Mayflower Arkansas!

    Been building a cooker for a while now... Almost done! Now I just have to learn how to use it.

    Here are some pics.


    Have now installed thermometers on each door.
    Almost done with the trailer!
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF - WOW what a great looking build
  3. hmcm

    hmcm Smoke Blower

    That is quite the rig you got there!  Way to go!  You'll be pumping out ribs, butts, briskies, fatties and ABT's in short order.  And you can do all that in one shot!  Can't wait to see what comes out of the maiden voyage!

    Welcome aboard!  [​IMG]
  4. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Holy Smoke!  What a build!  That is for some serious production runs!  My wife would shoot me if I wound up with a rig like that LOL!  [​IMG]Welcome to the SMF family!  Can't wait to see your first Q-view!
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice smoker build you got there.


    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

    This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

    Many of our members have years of experience in smoking meat.  They are more than happy helping Newbies learn the art.

    We have members who cure there own Bacon, Hams, Jerky, Snack Sticks, Make Their own Sausage, etc. if you want to learn,
    this is the place. 

    Don't be afraid to ask questions of them and follow their advice. You won't be sorry, you will be making great Q in no time at all...

    Just remember, when curing your own meats follow the instructions included with the cure to the letter, this is not something to experiment with.  

    Never use more cure no mater if it is Tender Quick or Cure #1 or Cure #2 than the manufacturer says to use, this can be very dangerous.

    Tender Quick and Cure#1 or Cure #2 are not interchangeable, neither Cure #1 interchangeable with Cure #2 or vise versa

    Tips For New Members.
    1. Go into your profile and Under Location put where you are.
    2. City & State or Area & State will do. This will help members when answering your questions.
    3. Go to ROLL CALL thread and tell us a little about Yourself (A Name We Can Call You) and Experience & Equipment.
    4. Do Not Post  your other questions and smokes in the Roll Call Forum.
    5. Post your questions and smokes in the Proper Forum, Beef, Pork, Sausage, Electric Smoker, Charcoal Smoker etc.
    6. Use the Wiki Section, many of our members have posted great tutorials and instructional threads so take advantage of them.
    7. When you can't find an answer ask plenty of questions, we have some highly experienced members willing to help you.
    8. When posting about your smokes be sure to post plenty of Qview (Pictures) Our Moto, "No Pics, Didn't Happen".
    9. Get a good Probe Thermometer, Don't Depend on the Built in Thermometer in your Smoker (They are notorious for being off).
    10. A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET-732
    11. Remember, We Always Cook by Temperature and NOT BY TIME...
    12. Sign up for Jeff's 5-Day eCourse.  Click Here
    13. Don't Take Chances, Always Follow USDA Safety Guidelines When Handling Meat.

    14. If you are wanting to get into curing meat, there are many members here more than happy to help and give good advice.

    15. If you are unsure of a procedure ASK, don't ASSUME, It will make your Smoking experience much more pleasant...
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! That's a great looking smoker you built!   [​IMG]
  7. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very nice!!!!


    This site has tons of info.

    I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Then use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Have a great day!!!


    Also..Sign up for the oustanding E-Course...
  8. arsmokinjoe

    arsmokinjoe Newbie

    I am now mobile! A little paint and she's about ready!
    I still have some room behind the cooker... Firewood storage? Propane burners? Dry storage box...?
    I need some opinions .... What would you add?

  9. Looking great. If you have enough room, go with all of them. Dry storage would be my first choice. You can keep all the tools and equipment dry and ready.

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