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post #1 of 14
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New guy from Iowa here. I have lurked here and many other smoking related sites for awhile now and figured time to jump on board and try to contribute some. I guess I am a 5th generation "meat man". The previous 4 generations worked in the locker business. I can't claim to be that skilled but have been become a "hobby processor". I mainly process deer that my friends and I shoot all fall and winter. I have averaged over 1,000 lbs of all kinds of sausage through the smoker each of the past couple of years. I also do chickens, turkeys, and a few loins. I am slowing way down this year, and hope to expand my horizons. Always looking for new sausage recipes and hoping to learn about doing ribs, briskets, and so on. Thanks for the time.

Go Hawks, beat Georgia Tech!!
post #2 of 14
Welcome to SMF - with all the history you have we should be seeing some great posting from you. Glad to have you with us
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Re-read directions and see that I should have added a few things. I buy most of my seasonings and equipment through the website www.curleyssausagekitchen.com . It is owned by a relative and my smoking mentor. My current setup primarily consists of a 15lb. SausageMaker stuffer, 25 lb. LEM power mixer, and .35 hp LEM Grinder. I have converted an old stainless steel fridge into an electric smokehouse, olding 50-75 lb. sausage at a time. I also use a 20 lb. SausageMaker smokehouse for smaller jobs.
post #4 of 14
Hell ya! Go Hawks!

Sounds like you're gonna fit in just fine here.

Where in Iowa are you? Des Moines here.
post #5 of 14
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #6 of 14
Welcome to the SMF. Good to have you onboard.
post #7 of 14
First off welcome to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
post #8 of 14
another des moines welcome to ya, I hope to make it up to curleys for a sausage making class sometime, sounded like Tip had a real good time up there.
post #9 of 14

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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How to post Qview to Forum:

When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large IMG setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...

Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

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post #10 of 14
Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
post #11 of 14
Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
post #12 of 14
Welcome to SMF. It's a great place to be!
post #13 of 14
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Thanks for the welcome guys, I will see what I can do about posting the pics- computers aren't my specialty.
post #14 of 14
Howdy & welcome aboard!!
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