Life Long Zonie

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by the iceman, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    Greetings,

    I've been lurking for a while trying to learn what I can before joining in.
    I went to visit my brother in Amarillo a while back & while there he smoked up a brisket... unbelievable! I decided then I was going to get a smoker.

    I've been reading threads dealing with reverse flow smokers & think it is something I could build for myself. I'm thinking of going the propane tank route but need to do a little more research.

    Anyway, I look forward to interacting with you guys & learning along the way.


    Paul aka THE ICEMAN


    P.S. For some reason, every time I visit this site I get hungry. [​IMG]
     
  2. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum Iceman, good to have you onboard. Lots of info here. I was in the same boat when I joined a few months ago. I was set on an electric smoker, then propane now I am set on wood. My point is, dont rush. Read the boards. Ask some questions. Last year at this time, I was thrilled by making a good batch of jerky. Last night I made a pork loin that was far better than any I had cooked in an oven.
     
  3. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us. Take a look around, you'll learn a lot here.
     
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. You will get all the help you need right here.
     
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello Ice, good to have you as part of the SMF. I was a lurker for a long time before joining. It's only made smoking better since I joined.
     
  6. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome from an ex zonie. I don't think you can buy a bad smoker but I do think you can be a bad smoker. Good to have you here.
     
  7. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    welcome from another x zonie..lol..we are all over the place
     
  8. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the welcome guys. [​IMG] Now all I have to do is figure out how big to go with my build. I guess it depends on what I can find in the way of old tanks.
     
  9. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I know a retired guy out North of Surprise (near Wittmann) might could hook you up.
     
  10. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Ice...

    I get new ideas here every time I log in. I have a long list of things I want to smoke, and it just keeps growing! If you decide to build your own, be sure and ask any questions that you might have...the collective knowledge here is amazing!

    BBQ Eng.
     
  11. Hi there Iceman,

    Welcome to SMF from a fellow Zonie AND a fellow Paul. [​IMG]

    This site is a goldmine of knowledge and helpful advice from a darn nice group of folks. I'm a newbie myself, having just gotten started with a 40" MES from Sam's club. Good luck with your build and keep us posted on your progress.

    Paul aka AZ_Sailor
     
  12. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard SMF Iceman , lots of info here on building that smoker ya want .... glad you joined us and don't forget the pics [​IMG]
     
  13. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  14. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  15. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard....lookin forward to some pics of your build!
     
  16. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    I'm just a bit North of you in Mesa. I will definitely take pics when I tear into it.

    Does this guy have access to tanks or is he just a welder? Because I planned on doing the welding myself.
     
  17. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    He might know of or have tanks. PM me if interested.
     
  18. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA
     
  19. Welcome Iceman. Out here in Western AZ about 2.5 hours from you guys. Great site here. Lots of info and some darn good people.

    Welcome to the best Darn Smoking Website Period!

    Billy Ray
     
  20. jdoe44

    jdoe44 Fire Starter

    Welcome to the site. I'm in Mesa too.

    If you cruise craigslist you can find stuff smokers pretty regularly.
     

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