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Greetings from the western edge of Chester County, PA

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Greetings all!


I am Ken and have been cooking since the 10th grade (first job at a Bonanza steak house) and that was 35 years ago.


I live in West Sadsbury township and guard the rest of you in Southeastern PA from roving bands of Amish


I have a Lang Model 60 w/ Deluxe Warmer for serious work and a 5 burner Dusquene to make food for the kids pool parties.

I have catered for friends and cook for my church and community meals at a local woman's shelter.

I make my own sausages, BBQ sauce, red sauce and various dips and spreads.

I use natural casings except for skinless hot dogs for which I use collegan casings

I am Armenian by descent.

I believe you can not properly say too much and garlic in the sentence in English.

I believe portion control is highly overated as was growing up.


My next event is a Meat Fest I am holding to introduce some of my friends to the benefits of making your own sausage and smoking meats.


The days scheduled food processing will encompass the following:


For meatball/meatloaf mix and sausages


50 # 80/20 beef

140 # of boneless pork butt

20 # of boneless skinless turkey thighs


For smoking and Jerky

30# top round

7 salmon fillets

7 turkey breasts

5 whole briskets


We'll run two electric #12 grinders and a 10# manual stuffer

Jerky will take smoke for 2 hours and finish in 2 American Harvest Dehydrators


I am looking to get some buddies hooked so I can sell them my grinder and stuffer and upgrade to larger equipment.


I want to motorize a #32 chop-rite and construct a fridge/freezer electric smoker so I can try my hand at bacon, hams and shinkenspeck


Looking forward to discussing and learning from and with you.


post #2 of 13

Yesbabaem,  Welcome to the Forums!!!


There is a place on here to sell things. If I knew where you live, then I may sign up for your course!!!



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Looks like you got it going on!!!!



post #4 of 13

Welcome neighbor!

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Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.

Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourseE

Also for those of you new to smoking,  Get a good Probe Thermometer as we smoke by Temperature NOT TIME.

A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET-732

post #6 of 13
Welcome to the forum.....almost close neighbor.
post #7 of 13

Welcome from a Western edge of Montgomery County type!  Royersford actually, and work at Vanguard which is in Chester County, but the eastern edge.  Thank you for keeping dem horse und bukkies ot your vay!   Looking forward to seeing some pics of your smoked food and your sausages!!



post #8 of 13

Welcome to smf glad to have ya!!! Tons of info here and great members too!!!!

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Good to see ya here.



post #10 of 13

Welcome I live in Louisiana I am almost your neighbor...lol

post #11 of 13

Welcome to the party - from the eastern edge of the county!

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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
post #13 of 13

Welcome to SMF, sounds like you've got a lot of great toys!

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