Hello from southern New Jersey (Philly area)

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by oldnavycook, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. oldnavycook

    oldnavycook Newbie

    I am searching around to get ideas for building an oil tank pig roaster with a rotisserie.  I've come across a few good ideas here, but am still puzzled about building an inexpensive (Rube Goldberg) type of rotisserie.  Any ideas?
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This site has tons of info.

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

    Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

    Have a great day!!!


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  3. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Take your time, and study, you will see a BUNCH of different types of smokers, even some from old oil tanks.  Consider what is right for YOU, and you'll find a lot of ways to prevent making mistakes, and hints to make your perfection.  GOOD LUCK!
  4. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

    You are going to fit in just fine.

    Had a good friend when I was in the Army from Camden (Cherryhill actually) and I spent two Christmas days there in Jersey.  Great area lots to do and see.  Welcome to our BBQ world.
  5. smokinal

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

    Welcome to SMF! Glad to have you with us!

    I'm not a builder and there are a lot of them on here, hopefully one will be along to answer your questions.

    But I don't think you will be able to build an inexpensive rotisserie rig. Of course I don't know what your budget limitations are,

    but there are so many moving parts, elec. motor, chain, racks, bushings, etc., it would certainly add too the overall cost.

    You may be better off building a reverse flow.
  6. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  7. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad to have you with us

    Lots of build info here

    Just use the search tool and you'll find lots of info

  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome to SMF. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.

    Welcome To Your New Addiction
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Family...JJ
  10. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  11. oldnavycook

    oldnavycook Newbie

    Thanks everybody for welcoming me to SMF.  I cut mine like Bearcarver did in his build and am now in the process of figuring out how to construct the lip between the top and bottom half.  Does anybody actually have a set of plans for this type of build.  I wasn't planning on using side boxes on it but that could change. 
  12. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Sounds like you are getting things rolling!  Good luck!
  13. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF you will like it here I'm sure. Lots of great folks here willing to help. If you already haven't check out the 5 day e-course on smoking. http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse.html. It's a good read even if you are not new to smoking.

    Use the search bar at the top of page it will return tons of info. like others have said take your time determin what is right for you, and you will avoide mistakes.

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