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4th july cookout 2009 023.jpgHello, We love to have friends over. I'm the old guy, back row, white beard & Hawiian shirt.

Glad to find this forum. We live by Bayou Chico, near Pensacola, FL. Been here in Baja Alabama for 16 years and LOVE it. Fishing is unbelievable and you don't have to go far to kill deer.

Starting smoking albacore while living in Sonoma County, CA then continued local fish after moving here. Hurricane Ivan, Sept. 2004 ate my smoker and I have finally got another. Nothing fancy yet, just an electric Brinkman that does a pretty good job with white oak, hickory, pecan and mesquite.

I brought over 100# of venison back from my Bro's farm near Tupelo, MS, (my birthplace 1938) after Thanksgiving. Smoked some backstrap after overnight marinating in red wine & olive oil, dried and patted down with Tony Cahchere's Lite, then 5 hours over mesquite. Had some friends over who ate the whole thing!

I boned a deer leg, marinated in Dales and Grand Marlin Hot Sauce, smoked over white oak 5 hours and put it out for Christmas dinner appetizers. I was hoping nobody would like it, but they ate the whole thing.


After it warms up a bit, I will go out and try to catch some Spanish Mackeral, Kings or ???

I like oilier fish for smoking. I have even done Bonita, just bleed them immediately and ice down.


Looking forward to learning a lot from y'all. Anyone in the area, drop me a PM and come by. I keep my smoker down by the bayou, so I can enjoy the view while smokin' and a few cervezas.



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First off welcome to SMF there Tom.  You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.


Welcome To Your New Addiction

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This site has tons of info.

I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!



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Welcome to SMF Tom!!

 Glad to have you aboard.

 Looks like a motley crew you have in that pic.

 Nothing like life on da bayou, just a lil west of you in louisiana.

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Welcome to SMF Tom! Glad to have you with us!


Would you please update your profile to include your location. Thank-you.

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