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Hi,

   I'm Greg and I live in North Western PA. Although I'm not new to smoking, I've been around it all my life, I've always been "old school", meaning hardwood coals and/or charcoal.  This is my first electric "programable" smoker. And because I've had a charcoal smoker, I've been reluctant to use it to its full potential, due to the amount of "baby-sitting" involved.

   We received it as a gift and with our weather lately, I've only had the chance to season it and this afternoon I used it to smoke trout that I had caught last season and frozen in a block of ice to prevent frostburn, it's the only way to go ... Gosh !  It was delicious.

   I wasn't as successfull this falls salmon season in upstate NY , but we've decided that I have to go at it with a more concerted effort next fall. A simple brine of water, salt, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper and alspice was all it took, and of course apple wood smoke.   I've fallen back into love with smoked fish !

   I work/own a small blueberry farm and produce market up here and with my charcoal smoker, blueberry wood chunks make an excellent fruitwood choice. But, now I have to improvise a chipper apparatus because I need chips for my electric smoker, not chunks.

   With my own programable smoker, now I'd like to try some cheeses and sea salt ... Any suggestions?

Good to be her ya all.

Greg

post #2 of 4

 

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

 

Gary

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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

post #4 of 4

Congrats on the smoker, Blueberry farm sounds neat, we have quite a few around us and always look forward to blueberry season, love those things.

 

Gary

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