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Back from the woods and ready to post and smoke a bunch of meat.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rbranstner, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well it seems like forever ago that I logged onto the SMF page. I have been gone for 9 days hunting deer back home in MN. We didn't get as many as in the past but we ended up with well over 100 lbs of vension trim that my dad, brother and I will use for all kinds of stuff (venison burger, sausage, snack sticks, etc.) I am excited to get back onto the SMF page and see what I have missed and also figure out what I want to try new this year with my venison. Normally I have always put most of my trim into sausage but we have so much leftover from years past that I don't need any more this year so I am going to make a bunch of snack sticks maybe some summer sausage and try to find something else to try. I am smoking around 10 turkes for work people this weekend and also making goose jerkey so I am ready to get the smoker going. It seems like summer is such a busy time and fall is my hunting time so after deer hunting I really get the smoker going a lot. I refer to it as smoking season. haha Hopefully everyone else had/has success in their hunting this year. Now its back to reality heading back to work today. Booooo
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Welcome back - glad you had a good trip
  3. Welcome back. Our hunting season is just getting started here.  Guess it's time for you boys up north to kick back and let us southerners do some shooting.  Spent all weekend brushing duck blinds and putting up deer stands. 

    I have a bunch of sausage left from last year as well.  I'm going to make a bunch of ground meat this year.  It seams like no matter how much I make, I always use it all.  Glad you guys had a good hunt.
  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We never buy store hamburger any more. All the burger we eat is our venison burger which is mixed with some pork and beef. Barely any fat and it tastes great. Soo much better for you. I am also going to make a bunch of breakfast patties this year as we really liked the small batch we did last year. I love trying new things.
  5. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome back RB !

    Can't wait for your Qview!

  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Back!

    Awesome Weather in MN for hunting season.

  7. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes it was. And especially nice Sat night and Sunday morning when we had a bit of snow on the ground. Sure makes it easier to track the deer. We were hunting down by the Wadena, Hewitt, MN area. Funny thing is there was snow in Hewitt where our farm is but by the time you got to Perham there wasn't any snow.
  8. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome back. Sounds like you will be having fun putting out alot  of great sausage and rolling the TBS.
  9. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    That happens around here, but usually because of a big elevation difference between the two places.

    Looks like your Hewitt & Perham are at about the same elevation.

    I love topographical maps.

  10. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad you had a successful trip! My hunting season this year has been a little weird. I have shot an antelope and a little whitetail, I still have another deer tag to fill, tried on Saturday but no luck. I am a bird hunter and as far as ducks and geese go, there are very few in the state right now, although the numbers are rising as the weather changes in Canada. I can't wait for a good duck hunt, and to really get my new auto-loader a good workout.
  11. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Welcome back, Glad you had a good hunt...
  12. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Welcome back there Rbran. I'm glad you hade a good time and came back with some meat too. Now I can't wait to see what you will do with it.
  13. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Sounds like a great time was had, welcome back!  Glad to hear it's smoking season now, can't wait for all the great Qview!  [​IMG]

    I haven't hunted in a few years and sure miss it.  I was up in Pa for the last few days and out at my brothers place he has a couple nice bucks hanging around.