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Newbie from Western Montana

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Hi all! Glad to have found this forum. I just became interested in smoking meat and am trying to learn as much as I can. I live in the Bitterroot Valley in Western Montana. My husband and I hunt every year so have venison to smoke. We used to get an elk every year too until they started coming down to winter on private ground which made them off limits. Anyway, I just had a Traeger Pellet Grill but decided I needed a vault smoker so got my Smokin' It smoker last week. Today I am trying some venison jerky. I did 3 hours in the smoker and then pulled it out to finish up in the dehydrator. My only problem was what temperature I needed to use for the smoker. I chose to go with 145 and won't know how that worked until the jerky is done. It's also at 145 in the dehydrator. Hopefully it'll be good. Since there are so many different options of homemade marinade recipes to boxed cures, I decided to go the easy route and did half in Hi Mountain Sweet & Spicy jerky mix, and the other half in Hi Mountain Mandarin Teriyaki. Fingers crossed.
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Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  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!

Danny

 

http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse

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Hello and welcome to the forum from East Texas Let us know hoy it turns out

 

Gary S

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Welcome, glad ya joined us !
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