Hello all, I am not a complete greenhorn but pretty close. I have been smoking fish, jerky, snack sticks and cheese for years on a Little Chief. I built a cedar smoke house a couple of years ago, it is on a concrete block base and I have two LP burners in the base. I also use a single hot plate for cold smoking, I can hold temps from ambient plus 5° F up to 300+(although, over 250° gets a bit spooky). I started making sausages, hams and bacon when I built the smoke house and am learning fast. I am happy to be a member of this great site and look forward to learning from all of the knowledgeable members as well as contributing when I can. I will soon be starting a RF build from a 120 gal compressor tank, I haven't decided whether to trailer mount or just put it on wheels. I'll be looking for advice on the entire project when I get started.
I was born and raised in Clarkston, WA/Lewiston, ID and have the great fortune to have access to Hell's Canyon, fantastic fishing, hunting and all outdoor activities (I am a dedicated outdoor enthusiast). I worked in the woods (falling timber) for several years and then spent 30+ years in commercial HVAC design. estimation and management as well as operating my own Outfitting business (fishing and tours on the Snake and Clearwater rivers) with my wife (Judy) for the past 15 yrs. We sold our business last year and retired. I have a grown son and daughter, 4 grandchildren and one great granddaughter--Life is Good!!
Thanks to all for the great forum