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Old 12-19-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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hello from north WI
well i just moved to north and everything is going great. befor i moved here i worked at a meat shop, and now i want to build my own smoker since im missing it. i was thinking of making it out of Concrete Blocks (the owner of the old house left over 200) would it be good idea to use them to make a smoker???

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:55 AM   #2
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Hey hey, welcome to the forum, I'm from near the Twin Cities. It's always nice to see someone from my area. Personally, I am more of a griller but there are lots of people here who know a lot about smoking. Check some of the areas, feel free to ask questions and as always we loooove pictures!

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:31 AM   #3
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Welcome to the confusion we call BBQ.

The first pits were just holes in the ground, filled with logs burning to cook meat. Nt too long afterwards (after they were invented) concrete blocks were used to contain the fire. Use 'em if ya got 'em.

I bet there's someone with lots of information on building a concrete block pit somewhere 'round here.

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:03 PM   #4
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Great idea on the cinder block pit. Lot of folks use em. Bunch of links on Google telling how to build one. Some of them designs look a little ambitious. Think the country bumpkins just stack em in the form of a square with one side open. Sheet metal or even cardboard over the top. Keep us posted on the project.

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:04 PM   #5
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Welcome to the Forum. Does seem to me there was someone a couple years ago posted a block pit project. Good luck with it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:21 PM   #6
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hey thank you all.
im think of making it look like a big L. making the fire on the bottom of the L and then have the meat in the upper part. will be fun to see how it works out will post photos and ideas that i will have.
seams like alot of nice people around here
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:41 PM   #7
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Yea I am thinking of building a backyard grill and smoker. I have wanted one for years. By the way welcome to the forums, and please post your Food Porn!
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:42 PM   #8
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Welcome. What part of Wisconsin are you in. Wausau here, originally from Hurley.

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