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Thread Starter 
I was just searching the web for some tips on smokers and came across this site,

I started smoking 2 years ago with a Bradley smoker, Last fall before deer hunting, I took a class on cutting up a deer. Our hunting party decided to just to try a couple of our deer, with me processing and smoking. I have made 4 different styles of ring sausage, both hamburger and muscle meat jerky, summer sausage, Venison Bacon, and pepperoni snack sticks so far.
I am so into smoking, I just bought an old Turbo Air 2000 double door Commercial fridge. 4.5'W X 6.5'T X 29" deep, that is stainless inside and out, that I am going to convert into a Propane smoker.

And the hunting party is now converted from taking the meat to a meat locker to have it processed, we are now going to do it all ourselves....

My first attempt at fish was a diaster, but now I have figured out the tricks and last week I smoked a bunch of trout I brought back from Montana.

Look forward to spending more time on this site.....

post #2 of 30
Welcome aboard.
post #3 of 30
Welcome from a fellow Minnesotan! This is a great site and you will learn a lot from it!
post #4 of 30
Welcome! and you have found the best smoking forum on the entire net.
post #5 of 30
welcome aboard!!! How did you do your venison bacon?
post #6 of 30
Welcome to the SMF! Glad to have you around.
post #7 of 30
Thread Starter 
Shellbellc Wrote:

I purchased a kit from Curlys Sausage Kitchen, A guy from Fargo, on a fishing website, turned me on to it. I brought some in for my Boss and he has already put in an order for a batch for after next deer season.
post #8 of 30

Hey shortrib...............

A big ole Texas welcome to ya !!PDT_Armataz_01_29.gif Glad ta have ya. How about some pix of that super smoker ?confused.gif
post #9 of 30
Welcome to SMF ... hope you enjoy sharing with us as we will with you ... PDT_Armataz_01_22.gif
post #10 of 30
Welcome to the forum. Make yourself at home and feel free to share or to take advantage of the useful knowledge here.
post #11 of 30
Welcome aboard and yes please do post pictures
post #12 of 30
Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #13 of 30
Welcome aboard "shortrib" to SMF
Pictures are good!
post #14 of 30
Welcome Shortrib -

That fridge should make a great smoker! I've been watching for those older SS fridges myself. Good luck!
post #15 of 30
Welcome to the SMF, keep us updated on that fridgePDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #16 of 30
Welcome aboard shortrib! You are gonna fit in here really well!
post #17 of 30
Welcome to SMF shortrib!!! Nothing beats processing your own deer. If nothing else, you always seem to get more meat.
post #18 of 30
Welcome aboard SMF, Shortrib...all the info you could ever want can be attained through this site,great place and peeps PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #19 of 30
Thread Starter 
Well the commercial fridge fell thru, I made the 150 mile trip up north to pick up and pay for the fridge, and the guys was in the cities, when I called him to confirm direction he said he forgot about me, which seems unlikely since I had phone conversation or e-mail connversations with him and his wife for 5 days straight..... He now refuses to answer my calls and won't answer my e-mails, so I am assuming he has sold this and just doesn't have the consideration to tell me !!!!!

So my search is on for the commercial fridge again.
post #20 of 30
shortrib just told me about this site so I immediately registered; thanks for the heads up shortrib. This looks like a great site, a place I may even call home !!!

I have to admit, I am the guy that shortrib got the venison bacon idea from. Guys, this is some good stuff; quite honestly I think it tastes better than bacon. I have handed out many sample packages to friends and relatives, big mistake on my part; now everyone who has tried it wants more.....

If you ever plan on being in my neck of the woods, let me know. The place where I got my stainless fridge from often discards them if they are too expensive to repair. So when they have one available, you will also be helping them.
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