Hello from North Dakota

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by ndkoze, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. ndkoze

    ndkoze Smoke Blower

    I am new to the forum, but have been reading like crazy for the past couple of weeks.

    I have been smoking for the past 4-5 years with a Big Chief, but have outgrown that unit several years ago.

    My family and I hunt and fish quite a bit and the main use for my smoker comes in the fall after deer hunting. We typically smoke about 75-100 pounds of venison snack sticks and 50-75 pounds of venison jerky. My Big Chief can only hold about 12-13 pounds of meet at a time, so you see my current dilemma.

    I am curring looking at purchasing a GOSM 3605BGD because of the large cooking area as well as the reviews/recommendations on this site and others. FYI, I just started a new post on where to find the best deal on this unit in the following forum section:

    Propane Smokers  

    I just wanted to introduce myself and thank everyone in advance for the information that I have already received and looking forward to to learning much more.

  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF, Gregg. Glad you finally decided to join us.
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Gregg!

    You'll love it here!

  4. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Welcome to smf glad to have ya!!! Tons of info here and great members too!!!
  5. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you joined us and welcome to SMF from a fellow North Dakotan!
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, and thanks for the introduction. You can't go wrong with the GOSM big block. Just don't trust the factory installed therm, and get an extra propane tank. You'll thank yourself in the future. It's all good my friend.
  7. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


  8. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. I also live in ND now. What part of the state are you in? This is a great place to learn and pick up new idea's and also help some fellow smokers out  with your experiences. Glad you joined us.
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
  10. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Welcome Gregg!

    Most of my family is from the Valley City area. I grew up there and also Grand Forks before finding a much more agreeable southern climate.
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome!  You have come to the right place.  Lots of experts here on almost any subject.  I warn you that it may be addictive and lead you to things you never imagined, though.  But it is all fun.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  12. ndkoze

    ndkoze Smoke Blower

    Thanks all for the warm welcome. I have learned a lot already, but still have much more to learn. This appears to be a great place to do that.
    I live in Fargo, but spend a fair share of my spring to fall on Lake Ashtabula north of Valley City. I rent a lift for my boat at Bayshore Resort and camp and fish there as often as I can in the summer. I may have to try smoking some fish this summer.
  13. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    I fished there many times as a kid with my grandfather. Good memories. [​IMG]
  14. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

    This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

    For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.

    Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourseE

    Also for those of you new to smoking,  Get a good Probe Thermometer as we smoke by Temperature NOT TIME.

    A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET-732

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