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Names Dion and I'm a smokaholic.

Live in upstate ny but friends in tx, tn, ky, wv, va, etc all agree I'm a redneck.

I've smoked beef, pig, turkey, chicken, duck, rabbit, pigeon, fish etc, etc

Currently I have a brinkmann dual thingy, propane on one side charcoal on the other with an offset box (yeah not the best I know)
Also still have a twenty five year old meco water smoker which is actually how I found this site. Right now I'm test burning my hybrid paint can smoke generator. It's a gallon can, four 1in bolts for legs, 8 15/64 holes in the bottom, the mesh from a strainer crowned in the bottom, soldering iron, threaded 3/4 copper fittings through a hole in the lid, street elbow to 2ft of 3/4 copper with a draft angle which is going to into the meco under the water pan. This is so I can make my first foray into cold smoking a belly that just finished a week of salt/brown auger/maple syrup rub. It looks like I'll get 2-1/2 hours out of one handful of chips using the iron to get it rolling then unplugging it. Tanks guys for the ideas.

Now I need to find a proof box for fermenting sausage. :)
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Here's a test slice of pea meal that was dry cured with tender quick and brown sugar just out of the bag.
The other photo is the belly before going in bags
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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show the other members of SMF where you are located?  Might meet some neighbors.


If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per TulsaJeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!


If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!



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Welcome aboard, Dion!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.



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Hi Dion! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

We have an ”Articles” section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

You might want to check out ”Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course”, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
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