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New Members => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: mski on January 21, 2010, 05:22:59 AM

Title: New from CA
Post by: mski on January 21, 2010, 05:22:59 AM
Hi everyone,
I found this site looking for info and ideas about PDI's , ton's of great info here I must say. It also worked out because I just got a BSG and I'm sure I'll need guidance with that neat little toy!
I have a home made smoker with a steel frame insulated and lined with aluminum about 4' tall similar to The Sausage Makers. I am seting up a PID control for it. Also I have a fridge in the garage for fermenting, sausage (or BEER) I got a PID controlling it, a light bulb for heat and have the alarm relay to turn on the fridge for cooling to keep any temp in any weather.
Anyway that is my story and looking forward to some new friends.
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: MPTubbs on January 21, 2010, 05:37:25 AM
Welcome mki.

Just ask away and I bet you will get quite a few answers.

Smart group of people here!
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: FLBentRider on January 21, 2010, 06:18:56 AM
W E L C O M E  to the Forum mski!
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: ArnieM on January 21, 2010, 06:52:51 AM
Hi mski and welcome to the forum.  Make sure you leave enough room in that fridge for the beer  ;D
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: TTNuge on January 21, 2010, 06:56:51 AM
Welcome!
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: KevinG on January 21, 2010, 09:59:46 AM
Welcome mski, yup gotta have suds to wash down all the smoked food!
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: mybad on January 21, 2010, 10:05:15 AM
Hey a fellow Californian ...Welcome to the forum! ;D
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: classicrockgriller on January 21, 2010, 10:20:11 AM
Welcome up!

If you decide to share sure would like to see some pics of your smokers.
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: OU812 on January 21, 2010, 02:47:19 PM
Welcome to the fun mski

Sure would be cool to see your smoker and fermenting fridge and here how they work for ya.
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: Gizmo on January 21, 2010, 03:19:06 PM
Welcome mski,
Ask any questions you need.  Lots of help and knowledge in these here parts.

I suspect us Cali folks aren't doing much smokin in the last few days.   With 50 to 80 MPH winds, even smoking inside would suck all the smoke out of the box.   :(
You may be able to relate to this.
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q78/GizmoPhoto/Flooding_004.jpg)

I have given up the smoking scene for a shovel and trying to dig through roots to make a trench to get the water out.
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: OU812 on January 21, 2010, 03:23:40 PM
Man thats gotta suck Gizmo, all we have around here is 3' of snow and snow drifts that will eat a truck then a ice storm last night that brought down allot of tree limbs along with power lines.

Aint this weather great?  ::)
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: KevinG on January 21, 2010, 04:26:21 PM
Well Gizmo, you can keep it your way if you want, it's getting ready to pound me next. We already got record rain & snow, and the worst is yet to come.
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: FLBentRider on January 21, 2010, 04:36:23 PM
Take care Gizmo!
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: mski on January 21, 2010, 07:48:05 PM
Thanks for the welcome, GEEESSS Gismo I feel!!!
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: Tenpoint5 on January 22, 2010, 03:07:06 AM
I feel for you Giz. I think it will look like that around here in the next couple of days. Just got a fresh 1/2 inch of ice on top of the foot of snow that we had. Now they are telling us to expect an inch of rain on Saturday. Frozen ground melting snow and 1 inch of rain its gonna be a mess.

Giz how big of a project are you doing? Most folks mix their quickcrete in a wheel barrow not in the back yard!!!
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: Quarlow on January 22, 2010, 07:46:46 AM
Boy they sure let you build those swimming pools close to the house down there in Cali. Just kidding Gizmo. Here we are about to host the olympics and the unseasonably warm temps leave our local mtns with no snow. Now that is a disaster....ok I was joking about the disaster..... Go olympics Go.......somewhere else that is.
Hope you got control of the water Giz.
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: oakville smoker on January 22, 2010, 09:17:23 AM
Giz

Looks nasty.  Closest I have ever got to that kind of mess was a flood in my girlfriends basement 4 feet up the walls
and then another flood in a house we were renting, 3 feet up the wall, 2 years later.

I hoep you manage to keep that stuff outside

Go get a pump and start moving that water with force
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: Gizmo on January 22, 2010, 08:29:43 PM
Didn't mean to hijack the thread but once I dug through all the root along the fence, I was able to get a big enough of a trench to let the water drain.  It has no problem now keeping up with the down pours.


Giz how big of a project are you doing? Most folks mix their quickcrete in a wheel barrow not in the back yard!!!

Well if I am going to make a new pool, I just as well mix it where it needs to go and that way I don't have to wheelbarrel it around.   ;D
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: mski on January 23, 2010, 07:11:35 PM
hope me joining didn't have anything to do with your misfourtune!!!!
Title: Re: New from CA
Post by: Gizmo on January 23, 2010, 08:06:41 PM
Not unless you put the drains in my back yard.   :D  ;D  ;)