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I'm a Chef in Matthews, NC - cooking over 20yrs but seriously smoking for about 2.

Lots of woods near me - got an axe & I go get my own wood.
I used nature guides to learn tree id and found varieties of hickory, oak, maple along with beech, gum trees, ash & the occasional wild cherry, pecan & walnut.

Although I may plank with cedar (not smoke) there is a ton of cedar here & I use it to make candle holders around the holidays.

I have a heavy steel offset smoker that I got at lowes for about 350 bucks complete. I use it 3-4 times a month for brisket, ribs, butts, chicken, prime ribs & tenderloins. not to mention burgers too.

i came here looking for ideas on how to fine tune my skills
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Welcome Axeman, you're sure to find more than you could ever imagine on the site, so many great recipes and great folks who are always willing to help.
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Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

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Welcome Axeman
Glad to have you with us
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Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
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Welcome to SMF. It's a great place to be!
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Welcome to the Smokin Meat Forum.

Hi Axeman. In the 1960's we built a small cabin-smokehouse out of alder logs. As we cut them down we saved all the chips for cold smoking fish.

Good sized axe chips are a perfect size for smoking once they are air cured for a 1/2 a season or so.

Lots of helpful stuff in this link for the newbies.
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Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
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Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you aboard.
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Welcome to the SMF Axeman. Good to have you here.
post #11 of 13
You come to the right place for ideas, Welcome Ax
post #12 of 13
Hi Axeman. Welcome to the SMF.
post #13 of 13
Howdy Chef & welcome!!
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