I'm Ann and I live in central Minnesota. I love hunting and fishing...the reason for my user name...Rod and Gun.
I've smoked meat in the past using a front-load Big Chief Smoker from Luhr Jensen, but wanted something that was more predictable and easier to control (and the cord no longer worked)...good reason to get a new smoker! I have mostly used this smoker for venison jerky. I also put some canned salmon in a pie tin and smoked it to use in a cream cheese dip.
I recently purchased a MasterBuilt digital electric smoker. I have smoked 2 batches of venison jerky, one bacon-wrapped venison tenderloin, and one bacon-wrapped roast. When I have more time, I'll ask for some tips and pointers to improve the final product.
Future smoking plans:
I'm looking forward to some great recipes, advice, and techniques that will hep me develop my skills. We just acquired a deer that was hit in the back hip so the plan is to make some snack sticks. I just saw a post on here for some dried beef (venison) that I now plan on making, too.
I haven't had a chance to look yet, but I would like to smoke some fish, too.
I'm looking forward to being a part of this group!