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Joined the site not long ago. I'm a member of several bbq forums but this one seems to be by far this biggest!! I enjoy smoking and grilling and now I'm wanting to get in touch with my Polish roots and try my hand at sausage making.

I live in Longview, Texas. Originally from Houston. Im 31 years old, married, have a lil 16 month old boy and another one due in July. I've been grilling since I was a teenager. I've been smoking about 4 or 5 years now. I just bought a new Weber Performer and I also own a 22.5" Weber kettle, a smokey joe and an 18" WSM.

I look forward to many hours of reading til my eyes bleed!! PDT_Armataz_01_36.gif
post #2 of 21
My wife is Polish. Her mother taught us how to make sausage. You can not beat homemade Polish sausage. It is the bomb on the grill or smoked. We have a hand crank grinder/stuffer that belonged to her grandmother. We have a friend that is also of Polish decent, and we get together from time to time and have a sausage stuffing beer fest. The hardest thing is to find some one to grind pork for you. Most retail meat counters will not grind pork for you. I have had the most success finding local butchers that process deer meat to grind my pork.
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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks here and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. icon_smile.gif
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Welcome to SMF!
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You have come to the right place.
post #6 of 21
I lived in Longview for a short time in 1975. I was attending LeTourneau College. There was an awesome BBQ shack back then called "Bodacious BBQ" Hope it is still there
post #7 of 21
Welcome to SMF, Nick. Glad you joined us.
post #8 of 21

Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For Those of you New to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.
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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...

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

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post #9 of 21
Welcome to the SMF Nick,We are glad to have you onboard
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First off welcome Atcnick 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 #11 of 21
Welcome, Nick. These folks have a ton of knowledge and share it willingly. Gerat hobby as well as a way to fix dinner.
post #12 of 21
Welcome to the SMF. Nice to have you onboard.
post #13 of 21
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Thanks for the welcome everyone. I appreciate it!!

Yup, Bodacious is still here. It's a chain now. They're all over east Texas. I love their sauce!
post #14 of 21
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
post #15 of 21
Howdy. Are you ATCNICK on 2COOL? There's a couple of us 2C'ers over here.
post #16 of 21
Hello Nick, I am from Lake Charles,LA not too far from you... I am learning alot... When I started grilling we were having to dig a hole in the ground for our pit... But, I have since then upgraded a wholelot...
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Thread Starter 
Yup thats me! Small world!
post #18 of 21
I'm Brew over there. TXBigred is here too. Might be a few others too.
post #19 of 21
Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
post #20 of 21
Welcome to SMF .. are you a LOBO's fan ?
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