Found this site by accident

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by shortrib, May 25, 2007.

  1. shortrib

    shortrib Fire Starter

    I was just searching the web for some tips on smokers and came across this site,

    I started smoking 2 years ago with a Bradley smoker, Last fall before deer hunting, I took a class on cutting up a deer. Our hunting party decided to just to try a couple of our deer, with me processing and smoking. I have made 4 different styles of ring sausage, both hamburger and muscle meat jerky, summer sausage, Venison Bacon, and pepperoni snack sticks so far.
    I am so into smoking, I just bought an old Turbo Air 2000 double door Commercial fridge. 4.5'W X 6.5'T X 29" deep, that is stainless inside and out, that I am going to convert into a Propane smoker.

    And the hunting party is now converted from taking the meat to a meat locker to have it processed, we are now going to do it all ourselves....

    My first attempt at fish was a diaster, but now I have figured out the tricks and last week I smoked a bunch of trout I brought back from Montana.

    Look forward to spending more time on this site.....

    Later,
    shortrib
     
  2. Welcome aboard.
     
  3. Welcome from a fellow Minnesotan! This is a great site and you will learn a lot from it!
     
  4. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome! and you have found the best smoking forum on the entire net.
     
  5. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome aboard!!! How did you do your venison bacon?
     
  6. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF! Glad to have you around.
     
  7. shortrib

    shortrib Fire Starter

    Shellbellc Wrote:

    I purchased a kit from Curlys Sausage Kitchen, A guy from Fargo, on a fishing website, turned me on to it. I brought some in for my Boss and he has already put in an order for a batch for after next deer season.
     
  8. A big ole Texas welcome to ya !![​IMG] Glad ta have ya. How about some pix of that super smoker ?[​IMG]
     
  9. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF ... hope you enjoy sharing with us as we will with you ... [​IMG]
     
  10. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. Make yourself at home and feel free to share or to take advantage of the useful knowledge here.
     
  11. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard and yes please do post pictures
     
  12. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  13. triple b

    triple b Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard "shortrib" to SMF
    Pictures are good!
     
  14. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Welcome Shortrib -

    That fridge should make a great smoker! I've been watching for those older SS fridges myself. Good luck!
     
  15. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF, keep us updated on that fridge[​IMG]
     
  16. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard shortrib! You are gonna fit in here really well!
     
  17. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Welcome to SMF shortrib!!! Nothing beats processing your own deer. If nothing else, you always seem to get more meat.
     
  18. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard SMF, Shortrib...all the info you could ever want can be attained through this site,great place and peeps [​IMG]
     
  19. shortrib

    shortrib Fire Starter

    Well the commercial fridge fell thru, I made the 150 mile trip up north to pick up and pay for the fridge, and the guys was in the cities, when I called him to confirm direction he said he forgot about me, which seems unlikely since I had phone conversation or e-mail connversations with him and his wife for 5 days straight..... He now refuses to answer my calls and won't answer my e-mails, so I am assuming he has sold this and just doesn't have the consideration to tell me !!!!!

    So my search is on for the commercial fridge again.
     
  20. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    shortrib just told me about this site so I immediately registered; thanks for the heads up shortrib. This looks like a great site, a place I may even call home !!!

    I have to admit, I am the guy that shortrib got the venison bacon idea from. Guys, this is some good stuff; quite honestly I think it tastes better than bacon. I have handed out many sample packages to friends and relatives, big mistake on my part; now everyone who has tried it wants more.....

    shortrib
    If you ever plan on being in my neck of the woods, let me know. The place where I got my stainless fridge from often discards them if they are too expensive to repair. So when they have one available, you will also be helping them.
     

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