New U.S. Member from Mexico

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jbarjmx, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. jbarjmx

    jbarjmx Newbie

    Just startig new concrete smoker with electric double burner as heat source. Question as to need of bottom air supply. Have top vents but no bottom vent. Don't really see any need for one??

    I am a 7 month resident at the San Carlos (Sonora) Mexico who smoked Sierra mackeral for several years in a makeover refrigerator. I built a new home and had the contractor build me a cement smoker (about refrigerator size) onto the house. He put a well insulated door on the unit which seals well. I have a problem because he put 4 two inch pipe vents in the top and I am trying also to work out a way of cutting the vent size down to a realistic size. Always new challenges with any new startyup. Suggestions welcomed!!

    At 86 years of age I am switching to ribs and meats rather than fish. Always need a new challenge.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2011
  2. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF - glad you found us - looking forward to seeing some pics of your build
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


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  5. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

  6. 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...

    I want to see pics of this smokeer it sounds awesome
  7. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Family...JJ
  9. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  10. smokinal

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

    Welcome to SMF! Glad to have you with us!
  11. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You are definitely going to want an air intake of some sort on the bottom. Your two 4" exhaust pipes on the top may not be to bad as you normally want your exhaust to be wide open. If it appears that two 4" pipes are to much and you are losing to much heat with two of them figure out a way to close one up so you only use one of them. Maybe even something as simple as putting a coffee can over the one pipe could work for the time being. Those are just a few thought I had right off the top of my head. But like others said if you could snap a few pictures it would really help a lot for us to see what you are working with.
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    jbar, morning.... I would leave the upper vents as they are.... I would also add an air intake on the lower portion of the smoker... maybe in the door with an adjustable gate on it.... the larger openings on the top will allow moisture to escape better....

    glad you stopped in... great folks here with a helping attitude... enjoy the long smokey ride... Dave
  13. Welcome to SMF and post sum pics would like to see it
  14. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member


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