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I'm rather new to the idea of smoking meats. Mostly, I'm just wanting to make sausages myself, and I've ordered a Enterprise #10 meat grinder off of ebay. I think I'll probably start out just grinding my own hamburger for now, but eventually I'm going to move up to smoked sausages.

About a year ago, friends invited my wife and I to dinner, and the host claimed to have made the sausages. When I asked how, he pointed over to a meat grinder on the kitchen counter. I was a little bit intrigued. Then, maybe 6 months ago I was in a doctor's waiting room and picked up a cooking magazine... and they had an article on making chorizo. It was simpler than I imagined it could be, to look at the pictures.

So here I am. A day ago, we bought our chest freezer, it'll arrive on Saturday. I'll be able to stock up on things when they're on sale. I've got a hand-crank meat grinder on the way... and sooner or later I'll get around to buying a wood smoker. I think it's going to be fun.
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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. Glad you joined us.
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to the best place on the web dedicated to smoking meat. Hope you like it here. Learn lots, then help others. That's what we're all about here.
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Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
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Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
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welcome to smf!!
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Welcome to the SMF. Smart idea to buy a freezer and save some money during good sales. I think you're going to like it here. It's all good my friend.
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
richoso, there are so many other things I need. Thinking about getting a seal-a-meal thingy so I can freeze the stuff without freezer-burn. I'd just grab an old one at Goodwill, but the new ones actually vacuum-seal it, or so I'm led to believe. And of course, I have no idea what to do about a smoker. Though, I'm probably in the right place for advice on that when it comes time to get one.
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Welcome to the forums! Glad you joined us.
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Howdy & welcome to the SMF!!
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Welcome to SMF, 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

I Would Highly Suggest Reading these posts on Food Safety by bbally.

This thread will tell you basically everything you need to know and the man explaining it is
both a ServSafe Instructor and a HACCP Instructor.


Here you can get the 2009 USDA Food Safety Guide from his site.

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

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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
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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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