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Hello from NW Lower Michigan

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My name is Butch Thompson and I live in Honor, Michigan where the Great Lakes Salmon program all got started. Actually it got started at the Platte River state fish hatchery just east of town.
I've been grilling for years and I love it but I'm new to smoking, recently got a real good deal on a Brinkmann Gourmet. For the time being, I'm going to go slow and try reasonably small quantities of different meats, fish and foul til I "get my feet on the ground". Any advice will be greatly appreciated; I'm sure I'll be asking a lot of questions.
I'm about eight miles from Lake Michigan and guys are catching Chinooks right now, waiting for the Cohos to show up in the next few weeks. That said, I will probably soon be experimenting with methods of smoking salmon. Gonna try my first chicken tomorrow though.
Once again, thanks for any and all help, advice or criticism you may offer. I'm not afraid of constructive criticism so if you see me going wrong, please don't hesitate to tell me about it.
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Welcome!! You'll get a lot of great answers, this site has given me a ton of tips, search and you will find. When you do your chicken get some photos, and post them, at SMF they call it Qview. smile.gif
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Welcome Butch.
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Welcome, Butch (from SE lower MI) Need to learn how to do some salmon here. Good luck with your chicken.
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welcome aboard from another MI smoker theres a bunch of us here.
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Welcome to SMF. You'll be smoking salmon in no time. If you have questions, just ask.
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Glad to have you as part of the SMF, and congrats on the new smoker too!
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welcome to smf!!! cant wait for qview from your new smoker!!!
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Hey Butch, glad to see another Michigan guy on the SMF. Ya gotta love them Lk. Mich salmon.

Hope ya enjoy your time here, nice intro too by the way.
Hope the yard bird smokes up nice for ya!icon_smile.gif
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Welcome to the forum, Butch. Good information can be found here.
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Hia Butch, and welcome to SMF. Lots of posts here on salmon and birds too...you are sure to find something..or many things...ya like! Enjoy your time here!
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Howdy Butch from Hell, Michigan. Been thru Honor on several occasions on my way to or from TC. Is that where the Cherry Bowl drive in movie theatre is? Always wanted to stop and take the wifey there to you know, watch the movie from the back seat like the old days!
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Welcome butch, from over in the thumb.
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Howdy neighbor
post #15 of 15
Welcome Butch, glad to have you Check out the 5-Day eCourse it's great for getting started and it's free. Enjoy
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