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I am an engineer who likes all things food and drink. I have a Weber for grilling, a cheap side box smoker which is what I have been learning on the last 9 years. I also have a cheap and small cabinet smoker someone gave me which I was using for homemade sausage and bacon the last few years.

I have been smoking less each year with kids and more work, so I recently purchased an auber controller, heating element and a Bradley smoke generator in hopes I can automate the process to allow me to eat smoked meats even if I don't have time. If you said I'd go electric a few years ago I would have called you crazy. Well now I have a 4.5 and a 1.5 year old and im going for it :).

My last smoke was a pork shoulder last week, my next will be a small homemade ham from a pig I had an opportunity to butcher (curing in the fridge now).

I don't always have time to do what I want (like anyone), but I prefer to try to make and do things myself simply for the opportunity to learn a bit about how it is done.

I plan to build a cabinet smoker which will house all the electronics so i can leave them outside, and allow for some more space than what I have now. I am hoping to get a lot of ideas from this forum before I finalize what I'm going to do with that smoker.
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My first smoke in my newly automated smoker. I put this in after work, then took it off when I woke up (I brought it in to share at work).

(My wife bought me a pork shoulder as a surprise for my birthday)
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texas.gif  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from another cloudy and windy day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.



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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.

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