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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I have been grilling for years, just started smoking a month ago and am pretty much addicted. I bought an electric smoker, I'm happy with it so far but can already see I will be upgrading.

So far I have smoked Salmon, Steelhead, made some jerky, and just smoked some summer sausage.

This is a Great Forum, I've found lots helpful hints and recipes. All information is very appreciated!!!!!!!!
post #2 of 9
Welcome to the forums New! I got started just over a month ago and am in the same boat you are - addicted. Good thing there are plenty of upgrades and people around here who know enough about them to point you in the right direction.

I've smoked salmon before but did not get the results I was hoping for. Do you brine your salmon first and then air dry it (so it forms a pellicle)? Are you hot or cold smoking? My wife ok'd my WSM purchase based upon the beautific tales I told about fresh smoked fish, but thus far the pork and beef are much better...

Now I'm off to the seafood section to improve my fish skills.
post #3 of 9
Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
post #4 of 9

Take plenty of pics of your smokes, and ask even more questions.

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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
No pic's so far, but I've have been taking lots of notes of each smoking attempt. Pic's to come!
post #6 of 9
Welcome aboard, New!

If ya don't do pictures, they'll give ya hell!

Good to have ya - looking forward to your smokes.
post #7 of 9
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
post #8 of 9
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
post #9 of 9
First off welcome New 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.
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