Hello from the Last Frontier

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Original poster
May 25, 2022
Hello everyone. I am 32 years old and originally from Ohio (go Tribe) and then Minnesota. My wife and I moved to Alaska two years ago with our two kids. We both love to cook and I love to smoke (meat). I've been smoking for about 10 years or so. I use an OK Joe Highland reverse flow that works pretty damn well. Hard wood isn't easy to come by here in Wasilla. I crated up about 150 pounds of oak when we moved here. I'm running low but I have found 1.5 cu Ft boxes of hickory at Walmart for $20 a piece.

I have silently been reading for about a week. I am thankful to have stumbled across some great threads and recipes by the late Chef Jimmy J. Great to be here.


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Epic Pitmaster
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Nov 26, 2019
Welcome from Tennessee. I lived in Fairbanks for 6yr and me and wife vacation in Alaska every year or 2. Your area is our next stop next summer


Master of the Pit
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Jan 27, 2015
Welcome! PS I use to live in Chugiak, if you drive into town you go through one of my projects.....
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Buffalo Smoke

Aug 19, 2020
Welcome lived in AK 24 years split between Dillingham 7 years then Kodiak Island for the rest. There is a ton of great information on this site.
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