New to smoking.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by cjbdvm04, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. cjbdvm04

    cjbdvm04 Newbie

    I quit smoking about 4yrs ago. My wife told me I was crazy when I said I wanted to start smoking again. She didn't realize I was talking about meats. I have dabbled in smoking meats in the past (wood chips in foil, smoldering chunks) on my gas grill. I've even managed to cook a pretty mean brisket on a modified Vermont Castings gas grill. Only over the past year has my addiction grown stronger. I started getting serious when I fabricated my own smoke generator using nothing but a perforated stainless bowl with wood chunks in it and an upside down stainless bowl on top to prevent flames. Worked very well. Then I bought an amnts and gave that a whirl. Kind of a supplemental smoke source used while grilling. Most recently I purchased a mbe smoker. This was nice out of the box but I still wasn't happy. After some research I tried my hand at building a venturi smoke generator and was amazed at first. I connected it to a Tupperware chamber augmented with a computer fan for cold smoking. This did a wonderful job on some buckboard slabs but it was just too messy with all off the black goop that oozed all over the place. Just last week I received my amnps, gutted my mbe of its chip loader/tray gizmo and hooked up a sweet mail box mod. Also added a 12" piece of 3" diameter galvanized duct as a chimney. Works like a dream. Currently I'm building a curing chamber out of an old fridge to start fermenting/dry curing meats.
  2. Hello and welcome to the forum, Great place to learn and share, and a bunch of good people. Can't wait to see some pictures

    Gary S
  3. 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...

    Yes DR. I am a smoker.
    Happy smoken.
  4. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    Welcome to the Smoking forum. You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have. Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right. LOL. Don’t forget to post qviews.


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