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Hello from the West Coast of Canada

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It seems that I have already put my size thirteen’s in amongst you nice people without formally introducing myself; my apologies muther never drug me up by the bootstraps but all proper like.  

Been around the block a few times, -- close to five and a half times before settling on the Western shores of Canada I use a Enviro-Pak for hot smoking and a small 7 x 10 x 8 concrete block unit for cold smoking I am thinking of going to 8 x 12 x 8 using a walk-in cooler this next year

Learned my trade in England eons ago when we had to pay the boss for the privilege of being taken on did a couple of years working for the government (job related) before spending five and a half years before the mast (so to speak) had my own business for the last twenty five plus years.

Interest; love making sausage it’s a passion of mine from fresh to dried and cured along with bacon and hams and anything in-between. Not done any BBQ stuff as work tends to keep me busy --- I’m a butcher by trade  icon_lol.gif

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welcome1.gif, You'll fit right in here;lots of sausage heads heredrool.gif, and another Butcher that you will later have the good fortune of meeting the SOB.biggrin.gif


Until then, have a good time and........

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Welcome aboard! I theres a few of us that would love to see your smoker set ups if you have pictures.

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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!


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Welcome aboard!


Good luck and good smoking.

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welcome1.gif aboard neighbor!!  Glad to have you with us.  Its now that you have stuck those 13's in your mouth, as so many of us truely value the knowledge and expertise of a man with your credentials as a meat cutter.  We have many questions that you will be bombarded with and I hope those 13's support a patient man as you answer, what may seem to you, as run-of-the-mill questions.


Welcome to the SMF!



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This site has tons of info.

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!



      Make bacon the easy way!!


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What part of the Canadian West Coast?  My wife and I are trying to plan a vacation taking the Ferry up the Inside Passage and spending time in the coastal towns along the way up.  Would love to talk to someone in the area about it.


Welcome to the forum

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howdy welcome1.gif

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Welcome again Brican, I'll be looking forward to your input.

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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome I will be stepping lightly until I get to know things around this place and possibly drop a few helpful hint along the way

AlaskanBear meat cutters are wannabee Butchers icon_lol.gif


Alblancher Home port is just outside of Vancouver, I really do feel sorry for you having to take a ferry all the way up the inside passage icon_cry.gif Being on the ships my favorite run was the Med as there was more to see, still need to do the run along the Baltic one of these days.


Teenuts the following are some photos of what I have been using for a smokehouse


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The hot smoker


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Boneless hams just finishing


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The cold smoker which is way too small


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Cold smoker with European bacon and Sudjuke


For me this is not work; it is a hobby

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I want one!

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Sausage, bacon ??    icon_confused.gif

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Ok I'm game whats European Bacon ?????

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Bacon from Europe  th_dunno-1[1].gif  





Sorry could not resist  roflmao.gif





Dry cured bacon made with curing salt and a combination of spices (an old German recipe taught to me by a German friend who is no longer with us)


Bacon (dry cured) recipes are one of the most simplest things to make.

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Welcome Brican! I am familiar with you from another forum and am glad to see you here as well.

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