new to the sport

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by newfie, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Hi All.  My name is wayne & I live in newfoundland canada.   I am definately a newbie....know very little about the process but love the taste.  I just built a small wooden smokehouse aprox "24x32x60". I did a test run today with a 1500w double hot plate but could only reach 130f. outside temp was -6c so Im thinking maby propane burner instead. any help about smokin in cold weather would be apreciated.
  2. azron

    azron Fire Starter

    Sorry no help on smoking in the cold (Arizona) but i would think the propane burner would do the trick, good luck!
  3. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    INSULATION... In that cold of weather it won't matter what heat source you use.. with out insulation you'll have a very hard time try'n to get temps up and keep them there... GL
  4. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF. you will like it here im sure. loads of great info and folks willing to share there knowledge. I might sugest you check out the 5 day e-course on smoking. it's chuck full of good info. Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse

    [​IMG]  A wind break will also help
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2011
  5. big andy a

    big andy a Smoking Fanatic

    Wayne, welcome to SMF, it's a great place to learn about the smoking addiction.  Can you provide any details on the construction of your smoker?  Photos are always nice to see.

  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Wayne! Glad to have you aboard!
  7. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This site has tons of info.

    I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

    Have a great day!!!

          Make bacon the easy way!!
  8. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Welcome, Wayne!  Please let us look over your shoulder by sending photos.  We love the photos.  Enjoy, and take advantage of all the resources available.  GOOD LUCK!
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome to SMF there Wayne. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.

    Welcome To Your New Addiction
  10. 2salty

    2salty Fire Starter

    Welcome Wayne.  I'm pretty impressed with what you accomplished in -6c outside temp.  Sounds like cold smoking bacon would be a snap.
  11. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello Wayne [​IMG]to SMF. Glad to have you here with us.

    On your build question, you might have better responses if you start a new thread in the smoker build section and post some pictures - you will find lots of great help there. 
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Wayne!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  13. 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.

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