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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by chefpels, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. chefpels

    chefpels Newbie

    Hi all.

    Chef Tim here. 

    I work as a professional chef and live in the rocky mountains, specifically Wyoming.

    I just found a NB offset smoker at the local Habitat for Humanity store and got it for $50 bucks.  Looks like a NB original and not the Brinkman ones.  Very heavy.

    The firebox looks like it's in pretty good shape, but could use a thorough cleaning, and the handles have burned off.  Sounds like this was a problem with these smokers, as I've read more than a few threads where the handles have been torched.

    My project is to sand or sandblast off the rust, then re-paint it either in custom color or black.  have not decided yet.

    can't wait to dig in here and absorb some smoke-knowledge.
  2. Hello Tim and welcome to the fun.  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  The trial and error method works well.  We will try to help you keep the errors to a minimum since we already made them for you.  Good luck with the refurb.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!

  3.   Welcome to the forum, Tim. Glad to have you with us.

  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hello Tim, and welcome aboard!  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.  Any time you need help, just ask and you'll get plenty!

  5. Tim [​IMG]

    Happy smoken

  6. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Tim! :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

    Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

    You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
  7. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!

    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 in Rule #11. 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!


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