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G'day from the Valley.

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Thread Starter 
G’day, my name is Mike. I’m from the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada.

I’ve been a lurker here on smokingmeatforums for a while and have visited other websites too, but I always find myself coming back here so I’m signing up. I’ve been to alot of forums and I can honestly say I think this one is one of the friendliest I’ve ever seen. icon_smile.gif

I am a newbie to smoking, but really like the taste of smoked food. I have made lots of beef, venison and moose jerky in the past with the oven and with a dehydrator, but always used liquid smoke.

As you can tell from my signature, I love bacon (Who doesn’t?). As soon as I saw a Fattie on here, I had to make one. The 1st was for the family a month ago and it was a success. Then I made 2 more two weeks ago for a party down the street and they were both gone in minutes. Everyone loved them. They were all made in the oven so I can’t wait to taste how much better they will be smoked!

That’s enough about me for now. I’ll be in the “UDS Build” section of the site for the next while. I am starting to build my UDS this weekend and will post lots of pics of the process. Tips along the way will be welcomed.
post #2 of 19
Hello Mike, and welcome to the SMF. Once you have a FATTY, you never go back. It's all good my friend.
post #3 of 19
Welcome to the SMF Mike! Glad to have you aboard! icon_smile.gif
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Welcome to the site.. How far have ya gotten with the UDS? We'll be watchin... post up them pics..
post #5 of 19
Welcome to SMF, Mike. Glad you decided to join us.
post #6 of 19
Welcome lots to learn here
post #7 of 19
Welcome to SMF, I look forward to seeing your build.
post #8 of 19
Welcome Mike to SMF. If you play hockey and love bacon, then we may as well be long lost brothers.
Looking forward to seeing some more Moose smokes from your neck of the woods.

Mike- I just went back and watched the video in your signature and lauged my A** off at work!!! Thanks for posting that, I needed it.
post #9 of 19
Welcome to the SMF Mike, We are glad to have you onboard
post #10 of 19
Welcome to the forum. I think you'll find it incredibly helpful.
post #11 of 19
Howdy, welcome to the SMF!!
post #12 of 19
Welcome to SMF as an official member - glad to decided to open the curtain all the way and jump in!
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First off welcome Mike to SMF. It sounds like you are well on your way to be an outstanding new member of this fine site. 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 #14 of 19
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
post #15 of 19
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for the warm welcomes. :) I started burning out my barrel tonight and will continue more burning tomorrow. I will take some pics and start posting the progress in the UDS builds section. icon_mrgreen.gif
post #17 of 19
Hello Mike, and welcome aboard! Glad to have ya here.
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Welcome Mike

Welcome & Thank You for that link. That was the funniest thing I have seen in a while. (Now to get my wifey to have a look & agree with that kid!!!!) Good luck on your smokes. Shows lots of qviews. I would love to see what a smoked moose looks like.
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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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