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I think I skipped Roll Call when I signed up. (ooops)


Got a Smoke Hollow #6 for Christmas. Just seasoned it this morning. I need to buy a cover (so I don't have to keep carrying it to my workshop when it's gonna rain) and a digital thermometer. But the seasoning went well. :)


37 degrees here today. I live about 8 miles east of Niagara Falls, NY. About the time I was done with seasoning, it started to rain. So I carried the smoker into my workshop after emptying the wood box and making sure the whole thing was cool to the touch. Don't need to even THINK about a fire in my workshop.


I know the cover is a good thing, but do I really have to worry about the smoker getting rained on occasionally?


Recently retired from a university IT job, I have time. Good thing because now that the workshop is finished I have to get started on building all of the kitchen cabinets for a gut remodel of the kitchen. My wife likes to make sure I'm not getting bored. :)  So while I'm making sawdust, I can run that smoker.


OH!  A question...


The smoker will hold a fair amount of meat. Can I smoke stuff and then FREEZE it? Or is that sacreligious or something? Or do you generally smoke 2 chickens, some ribs, a pork butt and a brisket and then just eat it all? :)  If that's the case, I need a SMALLER smoker hehehhe.



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We smoke & freeze all the time. As a matter of fact we had to buy another freezer for all the smoked goodies!

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Welcome to SMF glad you joined in. I often smoke extra then vacuum seal it in meal sized portions for easy meals

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welcome1.gifto SMF - Glad to have you here. 85 here today -crazy weather 

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Welcome to the SMF Family...JJ

post #6 of 12

Welcome,, I tend to smoke a lot of one thing at a time.  Just seems to be easier watching temps,  timing, preparing etc.  Then you can freeze a couple of months worth of pork butt, a couple of months worth of chuckie etc.


Good luck with that workshop,  remember fine dust is flammable and will blow up so keep the hot smoker outside!

post #7 of 12

Welcome aboard!


Good luck and good smoking.

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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!!!

      Make bacon the easy way!!

post #9 of 12

welcome1.gif to SMF. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse


Smoke away my friend it freezes well. fresh smoked, thawed frozen smoked meat its all good. 

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Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.


You are going to fit in just fine.

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Welcome to SMF I see you already got the answer you needed.  So we again welcome to the board this is a great placeicon14.gif

post #12 of 12

Welcome to the forum!  This site has tons of folks that know A LOT about smoking that will help you out in a flash with your questions!

As for the freezing questions, the guys above have you covered.  My motto is... if you're going to fire up the smoker...why not fill it up!  nana2.gif


Welcome to your new addiction... you'll have plenty of company here!



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