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New Old smoker in Michigan

post #1 of 7
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Hi Folks,


My name is Al, and I'm a smoker.


I grew up in a small farming community in Michigan, and there was always uncles or cousins smoking something or other, so grew up with a "smoke tooth".

When I got a little older, my brother and I tried our hands at it, beginning with the old Luhr-Jennson Little Chief smoker.  We smoked pretty much anything we thought would fit in the then-current build of smoker... pork, beef, and poultry to start, then more "exotic" things as we could catch them.  Anyone else ever smoked turtle or frog legs?  How about squirrel jerky?  Okay, I admit that was some tough stuff, but we had lots of fun learning while we did things.


Now, I live across the state, and have just gotten back into smoking meats again.  The wife bought me a Smokey Mountain propane smoker as a gift (Bless her heart!), and I've been smoking pork butts and shoulders for pulled pork.  I saw an article on cold smoking, and that got the juices flowing again.  Look out frogs!


Let me say this place is amazing!  I was looking for information on cold smoking, and read some of the posts here.  There's a great deal of information available here, and I've only scratched the surface!  I was amazed at the inginuity of some of the folks who posted their builds, and at the results they've gotten on the galleries.  Mmmm, my mouth's watering just thinking about that good, good stuff!


I look forward to being part of the community.


Smoke On!

post #2 of 7

Al Welcome to SMF you will find the search bar to be very useful. Post some pics of your smoke.


post #3 of 7

Hello and good afternoon from a beautiful and warm  East Texas, welcome to the forum. Lots of great information and real good people here.




Gary S

post #4 of 7

Welcome from Canada, Al.


You are right there is a ton of information here. There are also a lot of great people who share their experience. It is nice to have an experienced smoker join and I look forward to your posts!



post #5 of 7

Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
Happy smoken.

post #6 of 7
Hey Al

Welcome to the Smoking forum. You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have. Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right. LOL. Don’t forget to post qviews.

post #7 of 7

Welcome to the forum from Lansing Al.  And what a great forum it is to learn the art of smoking everything.


We have a Michigan group here.  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/groups/show/27/michigan-members-group          

If you get a chance check it out and please join if you have not done so yet.


We have a yearly get together and I hope you can make it next year.  We also have occasional cheese smokes here or there so if you can join in please do.


The next smoke 10-18 will be cold and hot smoking so if you can join in please do.




It’s always nice to see another Michigander here.  



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