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Seasoned rookie from Ohio

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Good evening everyone!
I'm TJ! Though I'm brand new to the forum, I'm by no means new to smoking meat. I've been a backyard stick burner for many years. Though I have by no means perfected my meat (does anyone ever perfect and stop experimenting?), I know smoking most meats pretty darn well! I've joined for 2 reasons 1) help guys brand new to the hobby 2) get some help/thoughts on some new things I want to try.

I'm from south central Ohio, and as I said above, I'm a seasoned stick burner (I use all wood, to the new guys out there), I'm familiar wit what most people know as "smoked BBQ"; brisket, chicken, pork, turkey, etc... I make my own rubs, sauces, injections. I cook mostly for family & friends, but have also cooked for several gatherings, meetings, conventions, weddings and even a U.S, Congressman has named me "the official meat" of his campaign hahaha. I'm looking to get into making my own smoked sausage, bacons, smoked jerky, etc. anyone having advice in those areas, I welcome any comments. And I'll help out anyone I can with tips, tricks, ect. Look forward to spending a lot of time here.
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TJ, welcome to SMF!  You sir will fit this place like a glove.  Lots of new smokers are always looking for simple to follow, friendly advice and guidance.  And like you, I NEVER stop experimenting.  My wife is always complaining that I can't leave my successful recipes alone. 

 

Glad you're here and looking forward to seeing your contributions around the forum. 

 

Have fun!

 

Ray

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Thank you, my friend. I'm actually in a very unique position. My wife now refuses to eat barbecue or steak anywhere other than home. She supports my hobby (addiction) and pushes me to try new things. In fact, I just learned my Christmas present will be a meat grinder and sausage stuffer!!! Hahaha
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Welcome fellow Ohioian.

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texas.gif  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a rainy and cool day in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

 

Gary 

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Originally Posted by Firemedic7733 View Post

Thank you, my friend. I'm actually in a very unique position. My wife now refuses to eat barbecue or steak anywhere other than home. She supports my hobby (addiction) and pushes me to try new things. In fact, I just learned my Christmas present will be a meat grinder and sausage stuffer!!! Hahaha

 

Yep, my wife says I've ruined her on eating at restaurants.  Now, I have to get creative when I take her out to eat, looking for places that offer creative dishes or a menu I don't make at home.   

 

Congrats on the Christmas gifts!

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TJ,
Welcome, from southern Ohio, to the best forum on the internet if you are looking to learn how to BBQ/smoke/brine/cure/inject. Well you get the picture if you can do it to something you put on a plate to eat then someone here has probably done it then smoked it. Use the search bar at the top of the page and you will be led to the answer to most every question you can think of. If you don't find the answer there then just post it and someone will chime in with their opinion on the subject.

Always good to see another Buckeye here at my second home!

Always remember the only dumb question is the one you don’t ask!!
Keep Smokin!!!
Wolf
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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.
David

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Originally Posted by Firemedic7733 View Post

Thank you, my friend. I'm actually in a very unique position. My wife now refuses to eat barbecue or steak anywhere other than home. She supports my hobby (addiction) and pushes me to try new things. In fact, I just learned my Christmas present will be a meat grinder and sausage stuffer!!! Hahaha

 

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Originally Posted by Noboundaries View Post
 

 

Yep, my wife says I've ruined her on eating at restaurants.  Now, I have to get creative when I take her out to eat, looking for places that offer creative dishes or a menu I don't make at home.   

 

Congrats on the Christmas gifts!

 

 

Congrats to you both you have made the club.  Years ago the boss decided if we are going to have steak or BBQ it will be at home and I

will be the one doing the cooking. On occasion when we do go out with friends and do eat steak or BBQ we find ourselves comparing it to mine. What happens over time is you perfect you cooks to your family taste. 

 

Gary

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