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Greetings from another North Carolina Boy

tarheel adam

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Joined Jul 13, 2016
Greetings everyone.  My name is Adam and I reside in Apex, NC.  I grew up in Asheville, NC and went to college on the NC coast.  I'm NC through and through.  I'm glad to be able to join you all in discussing all aspects of smoking meats.  

A few of my biggest hobbies are hunting and fishing, so I naturally love smoked meats of all kinds.  I worked in restaurants during my college years, learning from many classically trained chefs, up to the point where I had to choose from a career as a sous chef, or using my degree (which I'm doing now).  I enjoy all aspects of meat processing:  from butchering to aging to sausage making and charcuterie.  I'm also a big gardener.  

I've been perusing the site for months now, it's about time I joined!  I will start a build thread soon.  My interest began as a simple idea of building a smoker, but I then began soaking up information on meat smoking principles, and my idea morphed into a very unique dream.  My "outdoor kitchen" that I'm currently building includes a wood-fired pizza oven (a must have for my wife), a hybrid wood smoker (combination european cold-smoker and vertical hot smoker), along with an Argentine Grill.  

I look forward to soaking up more of you all's knowledge and learning from your experiences.  Feel free to ask me anything or offer advice.  

Many thanks in advance, and cheers!!!  



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Joined Sep 7, 2013
Adam, welcome to SMF!  Glad you are here and man oh man, I'm looking forward to pics of that outdoor kitchen when finished.  Looking forward to seeing you around the Forum!

Have fun!


joe black

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Joined Jan 25, 2015
Welcome from SC, Adam. It's good to have you here on this great site.


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   to the forum!

Glad to have you aboard Adam!


gary s

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Joined Jan 6, 2011
  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from another hot day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.



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Welcome aboard Adam. I'm but a hop, skip and a jump to apex. Over by lake wheeler. Glad you can join us. If you need anything just shoot me a Private message


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