New member from Wisconsin

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by minichef, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. minichef

    minichef Fire Starter

    Hey all,

    Been lurking about the last few months, built a smoker mainly to smoke some venison wieners. I found that ribs, turkey and pork butt come out nice also.

    Smoker info:
    Rough inside dimensions 36"h x 24"w x 29"d
    2x4 framing, 1x6 carsiding exterior
    1/4" plywood inside lined with aluminum to make clean up easy. Fully insulated floor, ceiling and walls. I use two 1KW hot plates to heat and smoke, max temp of 275°F @ 20°F outside temp.

    Later

    Added pics of the inside, without racks and the Temp control.
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  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum.... Nice smoker!![​IMG]
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! Wait till ya get a brisket outta the smoker...wheee!
    Enjoy yer time here!
     
  4. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the SMF. Nice looking smoke box.
     
  5. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Minichef
    Welcome to SMF and I really like the look of your smoker !!!
     
  6. funh2o

    funh2o Meat Mopper

    Welcome Minichef, Let us know how those venison weiners turn out.

    Steve
     
  7. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF.
     
  8. welcome minichef nice looking smoker
     
  9. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF Minichef!!
     
  10. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome Minichef to smf. That is a neat lookin smoker you built! Hope all your smokes go well for you!!!!!!!
     
  11. charles1056

    charles1056 Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the SMF, Minichef
     
  12. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site. I like the looks of your smoker and your controler for it......

    Kookie
     
  13. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF, and that is a nice looking smoker. Post some q-views of your cooks when you get time.
     
  14. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking setup! What kind of control you got there? I'm always interested in good controls, as it seems that is what has always been an issue for me. I don't like babysitting and fiddling with my smoker.
     
  15. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. Enjoy all your visits, soon you'll call it home [​IMG]
     
  16. minichef

    minichef Fire Starter

    It just so happens I work for a company that makes temperature controls and this one is for food service. My buddy writes the code for them so it's only a quick mod away from what I really want. It has two thermocouple inputs, input #1 is used to control the chamber temp and input two is used for the meat temperature. I have it setup with a 2 stage cook, first stage is based on time and the second is based on the meat temperature. So once the meat reaches it's set point is will turn off or go into a hold state until I stop it. The control makes it totally hands off once you start it. [​IMG] I can get more detailed with wiring if anyone wants to know.

    I should say the control is made by watlow controls inc. model #F2HA-***x-***x aka minichef 2000
     
  17. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. This is THE place to be. Nice looking smoker you made there.[​IMG]
     
  18. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF!!!
     

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