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Thankyou for the Welcome Jeff !

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Just getting here but only after doing much surfing between sites and yours and your community was by far the best of the bunch, what a bunch of nice people you have here and very helpful, great job on the forum my friend, looking forward to being schooled the right way and I think I have the right spot.

Guy

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Welcome to the SMF Family...There are a bunch of great folks here, willing to help. If you are totally new to smoking, check out the free 5 day Ecourse. Search the thousands of posts and ask questions...JJ

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Welcome to the SMF Family...There are a bunch of great folks here, willing to help. If you are totally new to smoking, check out the free 5 day Ecourse. Search the thousands of posts and ask questions...JJ

I have already saved a ton and doing homework :)
Not new to smoking, but sadly enough new to Brining and Curing.
I saw the course and I am interested, just wanted to reply to your Welcome email also, ready to unleash some better meats !

Guy

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Well if your interested in curing, a great first project is bacon.

 

Al

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Well if your interested in curing, a great first project is bacon.

 

Al

I really have a taste for some nice Jerky, though bacon would not be bad either, wife makes me a bacon egg and cheese every morning  :)
Jerky for some emergency stash and for fishing trips
I want to do some bacon as I do love bacon  and have read so much and seen the pics and they do have me drooling.
I have always smoked food like steaks, burgers, brats, summer sausages, and chicken quarters cooked for 5-6 hours painted with sauce often that would make you think about killing for another piece hehehe, I always cooked slow, would fire the side burner, keep temps around 200 and use hickory, oak and maple for smoke on top of my charcoal, I could bring family from across the country lol to have some.
Now I see I could have brought them from another continent if I had been brining / curing / and smoking, not sure how I stayed in the dark so long, but I am out of the closet now !
I can see the Brine !  LOL
Thanks Al for the reply, as soon as I get a couple more things rounded up I will start, #1 Cure will be here this week, got 2 - 5lb jars to hold me over for a long time, stocking up on bulk sugar, salt, garlic cloves, peppercorns, cayenne and molasses along with some various spices so I can have them on hand to try out.
I love Jerky so want to try that, but the other reason I am starting there is because I will not need to use much room in the fridge for the moment and I can use small amounts for test jerky so I can get a feel for the process a bit better, as soon as I can afford to get these shops wired up for power in the backyard (and yes I do it myself, never made it to beverly hills with Jed), I have a chest freezer modification I will perform to make it a fridge so I can have a good place to brine and wet cure my goodies, that way they can be in the shop out of the way when I get really geared up, until then I have to share the fridge politely or I may not get that bacon egg and cheese every morning.

Again, Thanks for the reply, I have read some of your bacon posts in the forum already, and I have already saved a couple in my .txt files I am getting ready to print out for further study.
I had a traumatic brain injury 20 years ago and it messed up my memory and and much more, this is why I do not work............but I have adapted, I just have to go over something like this every day or other day over and over and it will stick, then it will get lost and I have to fight to fish it back up again but it is all good, I make the best of it and laugh at myself a whole lot  :)

Guy

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Welcome to the group Guy!  You found the greatest bunch of folks on the internet!  Good to have you with us.

 

Mike

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Welcome to the group Guy!  You found the greatest bunch of folks on the internet!  Good to have you with us.

 

Mike

TY for the Welcome Sir, and I think you are right, I think I have the best bunch on the internet, glad to be here and slowly getting rolling, I will be in the forums soon with some reports once I get my supplies in :)

Thanks Again,

Guy

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