Don in Colorado

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Original poster
Dec 5, 2013
Heya everyone,

I am Don, I currently live in CO near Denver. I would normally call the hill country of Texas home although I lived in Louisiana a long time as well. I am a student of bbq everywhere I go. I used to work internationally and have come into some type of smoking in almost every country (norway, netherlands, scotland, papua new guinea, saudi arabia, tanzania, the congo, australia, and more). 

I have a rust bucket that once was a grill with a side smoke box and a recently purchased electric smoker (masterbuild 30"). The woods I tend to use are oak, pecan and mesquite, although I just found a source of alder and apple to try. I tend to use at least a day of marinade for beefs, and some sort of brine for porks. I have created scatch sauces and I look forward to developing that skill better. I have some experience with salt curing, dutch ovens, and things like that. My favorite meats to smoke are bacon, brisket, ribs, fish, and small game.

I tend to do a cajun/texas style on most anything. Lots of mustard powders, cayenne, coffee grounds, molasses, and such.

Skills I need to polish: Smoke times/cook times, brine/marinade chemistry
Hi Don, Just curious if you have any recipes for smoking squirrels or cottontail rabbits?

Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   
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Don!  Welcome to the forum.  We look forward to your posts! Your world wide cooking experience will make a great contribution to the forum.

Actually, my wife might be able to find some recipes on squirrel. I was thinking quail and small birds. Rabbit I usually save for stews like a ficassee. She is full blown cajun from Pecan island. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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