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Greetings from London, Ontario


Joined Nov 29, 2013

I'm a complete newbie to smoking, but interested to learn quickly.  I kind of came at this sideways... My wife happened into the local grocery store at just the right time last weekend - they were clearing out their stock of fresh rainbow trout - at $1 a pound!  She picked up six 10 lb boxes, which are now safely put away in the freezer.  A couple days later, she wondered aloud whether it would be a good idea to smoke the fish to avoid it getting freezer burned and, well, here I am. 

My in-laws live with us, and my father in law's been hunting and fishing since long before I was born.  Most recently he's taken up bow hunting both deer and turkey.  He comes home with more than a few deer every fall, as well as wild turkeys when they're in season.  Point is - there's a pretty good supply of fresh meat and fish almost all year long, so getting into smoking sounds like a good idea - and something we can do together.

My hope is to start out small, and work into this.  I'm in the market to purchase an entry level smoker once I've done a bit more research, which is why I joined this forum instead of just lurking - so I can ask questions about people's experiences.

Looking forward to hearing everyone's opinions and learning as much as I can!



Legendary Pitmaster
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Joined Feb 9, 2009
Welcome to the forums Brawny!  You've found the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.


gary s

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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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