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Hey you bunch of smoking gurus, Chase here from southeast tx. New to the forum and new to smoking. I haven't ever really smoked anything, I have helped several times making sausage, and various other meats, but never really payed much attention to the actual process, (Temps, times, with/without cure etc.) but have always enjoyed cooking and being outdoors. What better way to spend a day in the yard than to do it with smoke rolling out of a smokehouse? So with the help of a hardheaded hunting dog, all of my chickens have been eaten. Now I had a chicken coop that needed either to be torn down or converted into something useful. How about we turn the chicken coop into a chicken cooker? So that is what I did. Not a chicken cooker exclusively but a smokehouse for whatever I decide needs a little Texas added to the flavor. Now lies the problem, I have no clue how to smoke anything, other than the stuff we used to play with in high school. (I'm kidding, don't think bad of me already) anyhow I can't wait to learn as much as I can from the "seasoned" smokers here. (See what I did there?) here are a few pics of what I have so far, in the first pic you can see its rolling smoke. I still need to build my sausage hangers and a couple racks for the inside but work is getting in the way. I know it needs a Clorox scrubbing but first things first right? The smokehouse is just the back part of the structure, the front part was a pig stall. i guess i should add that i do cook a lot on the grill, gas and charcoal, so im not completely ignorant to cooking, just smoking
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Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  A word of warning: There is no 12 step program for this one!  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have, and pictures help a bunch.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  Check out Jeff’s 5 day smoking E-Course ( link below ) that will help you get started.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!




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Hello and welcome from East Texas, pretty cool, loks like you can smoke in the back part and sell out of the front.   Glad jou joined up neighbor


Gary S

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