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Greetings from Tornado Alley

Post by Jim.tucker » April 27th, 2019, 3:38 am

Thank you for allowing me to join this treasure trove of information. My name is Jim and I am a welder/fabricator in the heavy highway construction industry. The Smoker bug bit me about 35 years ago when I was a apprentice welder. During the slow times of winter the president of the construction company I was with cooked up my first taste of Smoked meat and I was hooked. We would build small patio offset cookers for his customers. We had no rhyme or reason to how we built them, we just wanted them to look good. I was gifted one when my apprenticeship was finished and it has all snowballed from there. My children have been gone from the nest for 10 years and I have found a renewed love for cooking with fire and it has inspired me to build a few custom pits for myself and family.
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Post by Chromeski » April 27th, 2019, 3:55 am

Welcome sounds like you have the metal working/fabrication part covered. Use the calculator on this site and then you know the pit will work.
What you planning to build first?



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Post by Pete Mazz » April 27th, 2019, 4:11 am

Welcome


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Post by mp4 » April 27th, 2019, 5:51 am

Welcome aboard!



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Re: Greetings from Tornado Alley

Post by Jim.tucker » April 27th, 2019, 7:58 am

Chromeski wrote:
April 27th, 2019, 3:55 am
Welcome sounds like you have the metal working/fabrication part covered. Use the calculator on this site and then you know the pit will work.
What you planning to build first?
Thank you, I have a medium rectangular reverse flow that I started 8 years ago. The cooking chamber is a 36 x 36 x 24. I’m still trying to decide if I want to put it on a small trailer or just have a patio smoker.



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Post by ajfoxy » April 28th, 2019, 5:58 am

Welcome to the crew.


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Post by Dirtytires » April 28th, 2019, 11:27 am

A lot of good information here to help you build the best one yet.

Welcome and we look forward to seeing what you come up with.



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Post by Big T » April 28th, 2019, 3:57 pm

Welcome aboard!!


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Re: Greetings from Tornado Alley

Post by Jim.tucker » April 28th, 2019, 9:49 pm

Dirtytires wrote:
April 28th, 2019, 11:27 am
A lot of good information here to help you build the best one yet.

Welcome and we look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Thank you sir. I am currently finishing the firebox. I will post some pictures when it is finished.



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Re: Greetings from Tornado Alley

Post by Chromeski » April 29th, 2019, 9:05 pm

Jim.tucker wrote:
April 27th, 2019, 7:58 am
Chromeski wrote:
April 27th, 2019, 3:55 am
Welcome sounds like you have the metal working/fabrication part covered. Use the calculator on this site and then you know the pit will work.
What you planning to build first?
Thank you, I have a medium rectangular reverse flow that I started 8 years ago. The cooking chamber is a 36 x 36 x 24. I’m still trying to decide if I want to put it on a small trailer or just have a patio smoker.

Either way works. A smoker that size will be heavy, but if u don't need to move it then I guess u don't need a trailer



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