Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by deepsouthbbq, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. deepsouthbbq

    deepsouthbbq Newbie

    Hello allI'm John from Mississippi. I've been grilling and smoking on a cheapo Brinkman smoker for years. I've recently been bitten with the "real" smoker bug so I've been lurking around and have modified my Brinkman. It is now a double deck unit using an old smoker body missing the pans. This allowed me to move the water pan up and actually gain access to the fire box (those who know about this smoker know the issue there). This is a crude setup but I can maintain temp within 10 degrees or so and I've been able to make some pretty darn good ribs on it. What I want though is the next step for my backyard. Thus after reading and playing in CAD some I have a start for a vertical insulated cabinet reverse flow design in the works. I'll post some basic info in a bit to see where I'm messing up or maybe where I'm ok (fingers crossed). I'm a manufacturing engineer so metal design isn't new though I don't claim to be an expert. I'm looking forward to meshing my experiences and knowledge with the experts here to hopefully build a decent first DIY smoker and then continue to learn how to be a real cook :)
  2. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    Welcome deep south.. I look forward to seeing your build completed ....lots of good things to learn from SMF...
  3. deepsouthbbq

    deepsouthbbq Newbie

    Thank you and from the amount of reading I've done thus far I couldn't agree more.
  4. John[​IMG]

    Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
    and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
    are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

    Happy smoken.

  5. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    Ibserioulsy spend a good couple hours a day just going thru and researching thru old threads. .. im addicted ;)
  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show the other SMF members where you are located?  Might meet a few neighbors. 

    You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it has great information to use no matter your skill level!

    We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

  7. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hello John, and welcome to SMF! Glad you joined us. This is a great place to share ideas on our favorite pastimes...smoking and grilling great food! There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Good luck with your build project! Any time you have a question you can't find the answer to, just ask and someone here will have the answer.


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