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My name is Gary, I'm 65 and been retired for 8 years now. The wife and I travel about 6 months out of the year in our RV. We go south for the winter for a couple of months and to the Oregon coast on a lake for 3 months. While at the Oregon coast this summer I finally got a GOSM propane smoker. I have smoked a couple of butts and ribs once and they turned out great thanks to all the folks here at the forum. A couple of my hobbies are woodworking and building custom fishing rods hence, rodbuilder.

I'm sure I will have plenty of questions for the pro's and hope to contribute some myself...
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Welcome to SMF!
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Welcome, rodbuilder! It sounds like you've already discovered who much you can learn from the people here at SMF. Ask whatever questions you have and most likely someone will have some kind of answer for you. Glad you have you with us!
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Welcome to the SMF, questions are always welcome here and we love Q-View.
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Welcome to the SMF, the best smokin' site on the net. Good to know you still enjoy fishing, have you smoked any trout?
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richoso1, I have smoked trout, salmon, steelhead and all sorts of pan fish for the last 40 years in a Little Chief and Big Chief electric smoker.

Also have made jerkey from elk, deer, goose, duck, and beef...
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Welcome to the SMF Gary, I'm looking forward to your input and your Qviews!smile.gif
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From one Oregonian to another, nice to have you on board. This is a great site and you will make some good friends in short order.

I too, started out with Little Chiefs and Big Chiefs and in fact still have them. The little one is hard to beat for Salmon, because of it's built in lower temps. I have recently added the GOSM vertical and really like it.

Take some pictures of your next smoke and share the Q-View with us.

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Welcome aboard, lot's of good people and lots of good information.

By the way, do you build rods on the side?
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Welcome aboard. Got a GOSM myself and it has treated me well. Lookin forward to hearing about your smokin adventures.
If all goes well, I should be moving up your way to Shady Cove around May of 08. Lookin forward to that pre-retirement move.
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Nice to have you along, rodbuilder. I had a neighbor that was a rod builder; his specialty was bamboo fly rods. He was going to build me one but he got invited to flyfish on the great trout stream up yonder. He did tune a couple of graphite fly rods for me though. I think of that kindly old gentleman every time I see them and use them.

See you in the Forums-

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I sure do Roger... I have lots of pics of my rodbuilding process. They are truely custom.
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Thanks to all for the warm welcome.
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Welcome, I was born and raised in Corvallis, moved to Newport and worked in PDX 17 years. In Houston now and missing Oregon every day. Good to have ya here.
post #18 of 21
Welcome Gary -

Glad to see you here. If you have any questions I'm sure someone will have an answer = we have alot a experinace here at SMF. ENjoy!
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Hi from PDX. I can't offer too much advice as I'm probably greener than you, but it's a pleasant surprise to see how many Oregonians there are here. When I talk about smoking meat all my friends think I'm talking about smoked salmon or jerky, heh.

Hate to detract from this thread, but seeing 2 Oregonians who've been to the south for extended periods...I've been looking at the piney woods area of east texas as a possible place to move to, but haven't visited the area. The people I know from Texas seem awfully nice and the pictures I've seen look a bit like OR...have either of you been there, and am I nuts? The housing prices here in OR are daunting for a young person starting out, and after living in Southern California for a bit, the rainy winters here seem a lot more dismal...
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