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Hello from a sunny Yorkshire

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Thread Starter 

Hi Guys! 

I got here, but it's a bit of a round-about story as to how; 


Last month I wanted a cartridge case dryer after SWMBO warned me about using the chef's plate on the range cooker, I shopped around and figured that 

(1) They were a bit pricey for what they were.

and then a short time later 

(2) That they wouldn't have manufactured something just for that. 

With some creative "Googling" I discovered that most of them are just re-badged food desiccators with the price doubled, my "cartridge case dryer" duly arrived and within 24 hours I'd dried some cases, read the manual recipe section, and decided it will do double duty for drying cases and jerky. 

I did some searches for jerky recipes and noted that some like to give it some time in a smoker, read on and continued to look for interesting recipes.

Last night at 02:00  I found this forum when it came up in a search for info on a PID temperature controller for my heat treatment furnace, this morning I've signed up as I'm interested in adding a small smoker to the huge array of back burner projects which litter my garage, workshop, attic and cellar :-) 



post #2 of 7
E Komo Mai!

I've been to York! The Minster is awesome...!
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Thread Starter 

I'm a big fan of Big Swell IPA from your neck of the woods but San Diego is as close to the brewery as I've ever been.

Bizarrely I discovered Big Swell at a brewery I visited near Otley! ;-)

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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.

post #5 of 7

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



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Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  Many good folks 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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Hi Nick, welcome to our addiction!

Looked into doing some Drying, but never got started.

Plenty of good people on this site, that will answer any questions you can think of.

I have built a couple of PID temperature controllers to control Sous Vide Water Baths.

Just started today to build a PID Pit Controller, that operates a fan to feed air to Charcoal Basket. Looking at starting a thread once it's complete, but if you need any help with you build either PM me or put your question on this thread and hopefully I can answer them. If not somebody else will help.

Smokin Monkey 🇬🇧 (Nottinghamshire)
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