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New Guy

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I am located in Eugene Oregon and just got a Big Chief smoker. I am a beginner. 

 

I am trying out all types of items to smoke. Fish, meat, nuts, vegetables, etc.

 

Fish is my favorite though and so far I have done salmon and scallops. Right now I have a batch of rainbow trout in the brine...

 

Things I have not yet tried and want to is: Jerky and Eggplant for Baba Ganoush.

 

I have also doe chicken, hot dogs, ribs, and ground beef.

 

Most came out good but not awesome.

 

The scallops were the worst. I put them in brine for 1/2 hour, rinsed them, and then smoked them. They were WAY TOO SALTY!!!!

 

 

ALl the Big Chief recipes say that a pan of wood should last about 1 hour. Mine were only going for 30 minutes. I think it was because I got the bags labeled CHIPS and not CHUNKS. I did not notice there was a difference until I went to another store today to get more and they were clearly marked differently. I assume when I use the CHUNKS they will last longer.I am referring to the 3.96 liter bags from Smokehouse (they make the chief smokers).

 

 

I already creating some posts and everyone has been very helpful.

 

Thanks!!!!

 

Selko

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Welcome Selko! Man, are you in the right place! This site is awesome, so many great people always willing to share knowledge. Use the search bar at the top to find out anything. Happy smokin', David.

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Welcome . Great group here you will enjoy. Lot great guy and tips and recipes.
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texas.gif  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a cold and snow melting 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

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