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I'm from idaho. Harvest lots of wild game each year. Now its time to learn how to smoke and prepare meat. I've made jerky oven and (little chief) , stuffed alot of sausage.. But am ready to make the good stuff. Just don't know a darn thing!!??? Most stuff i have smoked??? Well I way over smoked and had way to much heat for to long. So Hear i am... All eyes.. I have been humbled by my own will (so to say). I am ready to learn. This site is full of great info... so hear I am.

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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!! You will learn TONS here. If you have a question just ask it someone will be along to help you out. Happy smoking.
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Welcome to SMF! Lots of good folks waiting to help here. Good Luck.
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There you go, great to have you along! We'll have you up and running in no time.
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So i shut it down about 2 hours ago and its still at 165.. I have it dialed in at 200...

I will post picts tomorrow. But this thing is needing very little propane. I am just useing a little lantern style bottle. I ran it over five hours seasoning the the unit.. It still feels over half full(The little bottle)..My vent is only a 3/4 inch pipe. I had to cut the bottum seal off the door for it to kepp a flame. Once i did that i put my coleman 2 burner stove ( only one burner running on almost off.) as low as it would go. I just used the second burner to to get the inerts up to temp. ( meaning the insulation and side walls.) I shut the second burner off at 235 and then my other burner is set at almost off... It kept the temp at 195 for over 3 hours steady before I shut it off. (I just ran pan after pan of smoke through it to season it)... tomorrow is the big day.

What you guy's think 200 for a couple hours just like i do my oven jerky??? How many pans of smoke?? Or should i ask how much smoke?? It seems a pan last about 1 hour.. Any ideas for the greenhorn???icon_smile.gif


I am doing 15 lbs. of idaho elk jerky... High country....
post #7 of 16
Welcome to SMF, Ryan. Glad you joined us.
post #8 of 16

Welcome Chuck,

Tell us what yor have for equipment(or betteroff post a pic. and someone will help explain the basics. Tell us your choice of fuel(Wood I hope), and a little about what you like.
For the most part, just get out there and PLAY.
Have fun and.....
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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.

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

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.

For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial
post #10 of 16
Welcome to the SMF Ryan,We are glad to have you onboard
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First off welcome Ryan 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
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Welcome to the SMF!
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Welcome to the SMF Ryan. Nice to have you onboard.
post #14 of 16
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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Howdy & welcome!
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Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
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