New to the smoking world. time to learn

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RayheronC
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New to the smoking world. time to learn

Post by RayheronC » June 12th, 2018, 7:17 pm

Howdy fellow smokers. I just became a member here, and I'm also new to the smoking world. I've been wanting to get into it for a while now, as I'm a big fan of cooking on the grill.

So I bought some supplies to start a basic 55 gal drum smoker, then decided I want to make a separate '3 x '5 wood smokehouse/box. Somewhat like the ones in the links below.

I was wondering what the best way to do the ventilation would be. I posted a link with some of the supplies I currently have. (also have a "2 1/2 angled vent pipe). So I got the ball valves and nipples to go on the drum for intakes, but now that I'm going to be making a wood box, I was wondering if I should put two valves on each side of the top of the box for vents instead? Also, should I have the "2 1/2 pipe on top always open? And lastly, what kind of intake venting would the drum fire box need?

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this, and helping me with my lack of experience. Any helpful advice/tips/recommendations would be much appreciated. Enjoy the summer! -Ray

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Re: New to the smoking world. time to learn

Post by Frank_Cox » June 12th, 2018, 7:31 pm

:welcome:
I hear what you are saying about the drum smoker and looks like you got a good start. as for the smokehouse, what kind of fuel source you plan on using?
(please dont say propane lol :explode2:)



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Re: New to the smoking world. time to learn

Post by RayheronC » June 12th, 2018, 7:39 pm

I want to use wood for sure. I've been BBQ'ing with hickory, and I've been liking that a lot.
I'll be using the drum for the fire box, with a pipe connecting it to the smokehouse.



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Re: New to the smoking world. time to learn

Post by Big T » June 12th, 2018, 8:20 pm

Welcome aboard!


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