I'm from Howell Michigan and I've been there for 15 years. I have 5 acres full of deer, turkey and a few other critters so smoking venison for jerky is nothing new. However, Within the last few years I have become obsessed with smoking meat and the whole scientific process that goes into it.
When I made Jerky we were using an electrical vertical from bass pro shop. That was about 8 years back and I borrowed the smoker. Well a few years ago I purchased a barrel drum grill that I thought I could smoke with and that didn't work out that well (see avatar). Then the beginning of this year I bought a char-grill dual with a smoke box. I quickly realized when I started smoking that I couldn't control the heat or the smoke. So I did some research and made the mods to it and now I'm satisfied.
That's not the end... Last weekend I went to the scrap yard and bought a 120 gallon propane tank that is sitting in front of my garage full of water and dove soap. Guess what! Today I bought a welder. Yep that's right I'm going to build a reverse flow off-set smoker in my garage so I can do this stuff right.
Glad to be here and looking forward to joining the community.