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Now that I've posted a few replies I guess I better do this thing too. My name is Dave and I live in Washington State in the Columbia River Gorge. I hunt, fish, trail ride,do some packing to assist Forest Service trail crews, camp, cook, eat and enjoy an adult beverage from time to time. I'm a retired game warden and just finished a 10 year stint as a Range and Timber Deputy for our local Sheriff's Office, the Cattlemen of the county and 5 private timber companies.

I'm new this smoking game but have been cooking with charcoal and propance for years and I like to use my dutch ovens. My cast iron ones are Lodge--8'',10", 12", 12" deep and a 10" and a 12" Aluminum from GSI.

I replaced my stainless propane grill with a Traeger Lil' Tex pellet grill/smoker last summer. Iv'e got a 1/2 hp grinder, meat mixing tub, Scales and meat cuber, all from Cabelas. I've been boning and wrapping my own game for years.

I like to make sausage and just two weeks ago bought Jeff's recipes and will probably never buy a ready made rub or sauce again. That's probably enough said for now. Dave icon_biggrin.gif
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Well, let a fellow Washingtonian welcome you to your new "family". As you probably discovered, there's alot of us PNW'S hanging around, and enjoying every minute. Columbia Gorge, beautiful country.

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Howdy, welcome to the SMF!!
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Welcome to the SMF Dave, We are glad to have you onboard
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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.

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post #6 of 11
Welcome to the party! I'm just down river from you a bit in Portland, got some in-laws live up your way (Park Dale, Duffer, Wamic).
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Welcome to the forum. It is always great to find another Traeger fan. Us pellet heads have to stick together. This is a great place to learn. Just ask lots of questions.
post #8 of 11
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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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
post #10 of 11
Welcome to SMF it is a great place
post #11 of 11
Welcome to the SMF. I'm sure you're going to have some fun reading the forums here. It's all good my friend.
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