new from North Dakota

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by mr big d, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Hi everybody i have been smoking and curing bacon,hams, turkeys for about 15 years, picking up bits and pieces along the way. I could have learned so much faster if i would have had SMF and all the fine people here. I have built a few smokers out of old fridge's

    and some worked ok some of the first not so good.I found a True pepsi cooler that we have been using with great results .We implemented the chamber fan for circulation . the smoke box is under where the compresser was, with a variable speed fan to control draft ,also has a thermostatic control heat element in the main chamber. We have used this smoker for a long time and like it alot.

    Have been looking threw SMF and I would like to try building a reverse flow smoker, we found a 80 gal air compresser 24x48 to start our project, so many threds with so many great ideas. Looking for some help along the way.

    Dennis
     
  2. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Dennis, sounds like you got a handle on this smoking thing [​IMG]

    Lots of good builds here, the RF is the way to go [​IMG]

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  3. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you joined us Dennis, welcome to SMF!

    I currently live north of Minot, lived in Fargo for 23 years and originally am from Starkweather; so I have been circling Sutton all my life!

    Post a few pictures of your current smoker(s) for us to see...
     
  4. nekramp

    nekramp Smoke Blower

    Welcome to SMF

       There is tons of good info on different builds on this site.  We'd love to see some pictures of what you have already built tho!
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello Dennis - Welcome to SMF - wow what a lot of experience you have -looking forward to seeing your posts
     
  6. :welcome1:
    I've got family up near Minot!
    Great to have you with us!

    :sausage:
     
  7. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF Dennis. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. 

    Good luck on your build, sounds like you have built a few already. Besure to post up pics of your build. 
     
  8. smokinal

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

    Welcome to SMF Dennis! Sounds like you will fit in nicely here.
     
  9. [​IMG]  to SMF and Happy Smokin!
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. Thanks for the nice welcome from everybody . Can believe how many people on the forum are so close to home. I'm getting lots of ideas for my new smoker, you will have to be patient with me I'm not really good with computers. I will try getting some pic on along the way. Thanks again everyone   Denny

    P.S. If you were wondering where MR. Big D came from I'M 6'4" and 300 lbs so my daughters friends started calling me that.
     
  12. zmanh2

    zmanh2 Newbie

    Wow! Sounds very interesting. Keep us posted.

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  13. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    lol welcome to the forum... and here i was thinkin of someone else at first before you put in the disclaimer P.S...:biggrin:
     

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