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Sachse, TX

Post by elkookooee » February 11th, 2019, 11:04 pm

<r>Awesome to be here everyone!<br/>
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My name is Ryan and me and a good friend started welding around a year ago, mostly reading to learn the trade while we saved money for equipment. After purchasing our first welder, (PowerMTS 211Si With TIG Package) we started on smaller projects in the shop, like racks to hold the steel off the ground, custom air tool holder and others. Eventually started fabricating different furniture pieces, but this forum may enjoy the fermenter box for beer. <br/>
<E>:beer:</E> <br/>
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Here is a little background on the build. We used angle iron to create the frame, plywood for the walls and insulation to keep a stable temp. As insulation was not enough, we used a mini fridge motor/condensor to keep it cool and a heating pad for a turtle cage for warming, add a little arduino for the controls and wahlah, you have beer. Ok, a lot of other work went into it, but... <E>:beer:</E> <br/>
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Anyways, why I'm here: I have another buddy that likes to grill, smoke, and cook but wanted to upgrade to a larger smoker, specifically and reverse smoker on a trailer. So I'm here to learn, plan, and gain insight from the pro's at smoker builder. After reading for a couple days, it seems this place is full of professional smokers that enjoy a beer... or more and also if I need to find anything special, I can rely on this community to steer me in the right direction.</r>

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Re: Sachse, TX

Post by Big T » February 11th, 2019, 11:40 pm

Welcome aboard


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Re: Sachse, TX

Post by Dirtytires » February 12th, 2019, 12:04 am

So you considering a smoker to add to the project list?



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Post by Chromeski » February 12th, 2019, 2:49 am

Well I don't know how to brew, but I've been known to drink a few. Some of the guys here are pros and almost all are better welders and fabricators than I am. For me I am busy a weekend smoker that enjoys cooking for the family. Either way everyone here is friendly and helpful. Many of the guys are incredibly knowledgeable.
Before your build you must decide what kind and size smoker you want/ need. Be realistic and enjoy the project. I suggest looking at the plans Frank has for sale. They are worth every cent. Don't be afraid to ask questions.



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Post by Pete Mazz » February 12th, 2019, 4:52 am

:welcome:


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Post by ajfoxy » February 12th, 2019, 5:27 pm

Welcome aboard.


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Post by The Czar » February 16th, 2019, 10:04 am

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Post by towtruck » February 17th, 2019, 8:08 pm

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Post by temurf » February 17th, 2019, 11:52 pm

:welcome:
Glad to have you with us Ryan.


Yer gonna like what we've been smokin'.

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Post by Tjam9 » February 18th, 2019, 12:17 am

:welcome:



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Re: Sachse, TX

Post by Rodcrafter » March 3rd, 2019, 3:01 pm

Welcome to the crew!


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