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Hello from the Eastern Shore of Virginia

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Hello, name here is Jeff and I live on the Eastern Shore of VA. I am new to the forum but I have smoked a few things on and off the past few years. I started off with a round charcoal smoker/grill and I now have a Lil Chief smoker that I use for now. I have smoked just about anything I could fit in it: Clams, Oysters, Scallops, Fish, Pork Chops, Chicken Breast, Beef Brisket, Pork & Beef Ribs Venison, Figs, Cheese and I am sure a few more things that I just can't think of at the moment. I have just started to build a smoker out of an old metal cabinet, kind of similar to an old pantry your grandparents had, it is about 6' tall, 24" wide, 24" deep and has 2 doors on the front. I am going to line the inside with oak planks from some pallets I have lying around and I am going to use an electric burner and a cast iron skillet for the wood chips in the bottom. I will also have adjustable shelving inside and I am sure there will be more tweaks as I continue building it. I'll post some pictures as I go.
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Welcome aboard, Jeff! Sounds like you've got a good build going on there -- looking forward to some pics.

P.S. Send me a Smithfield ham!!! tongue.gif
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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
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Hello and welcome to SMF. I am curious about the oak plank lining. I know smokers can be built from wood especially for cold smoking applications, but I don't really understand the purpose of lining a metal box with wood. Not criticizing, just wondering.
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Welcome to SMF. Glad to have you here.
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First off welcome Jeff 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 !!!!!!!!!
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Welcome to the SMF Jeff, 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.

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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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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Welcome to SMF, Jeff. Glad you joined us.
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Hello Jeff welcome to smf
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