My name is Jack and I have been a lurker on your site for some time. Grew up in Montana and went to Alaska for a summer job some 30 years ago and have called it home ever since. Played around with smoking in MT in an old ice box smoker I had made, mostly whitefish, some brauts, sausages and wild game smoking there. .My brother and me do quite a bit of salmon smoking in a new ice box smoker we put together quite a few years ago in Alaska.
I went to China on a short project and have been here 10+ years now and am hoping to get back into some smoking when I finally head back to the states. Looking at getting a YS 640 when I do get back, at least that is what I am thinking now, so many to choose from makes it a hard decision!
I have been making jerky here in China, just dehydrating and not smoking, both ground and strips. I just drool over all of the information and smoked projects people on this site turn out. Hope to keep learning, reading and to get smoking soon.
Thanks for such a great site and all the people here are so helpful with their replies, it just makes it seem like a great big family of smokers!