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Here's a happy guy


Joined Dec 13, 2013
You seem to have been hiding in plain sight, so it's great to find you folks.

I'm huddled in a warm house in the middle of Canada surrounded by snow, cold, and more cold & snow. It's the season to dream of new adventures and smoking delectable foods is top of my list.

I'm a beginner at making sausage with 3 runs under my belt (very appropriate saying in this case) and I have the need to move upscale on food production skills. It appears that smoking is the next natural step to make the pretty good into something really good. Hopefully the really good will get to great but there's a lot of training needed for this old dog to get anywhere near there. 

I'm here to learn and look forward to any & all wisdom being shared. 

Joe from Winnipeg


Master of the Pit
Joined May 12, 2013
Hello Joe and Welcome to our addiction.  A word of warning: There is no 12 step program for this one!  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!



Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Welcome aboard Joe!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks 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.



Master of the Pit
Group Lead
Joined Jul 23, 2012
:welcome1: , joe. Have you bought a smoker yet , or are you still thinking about it ?

gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 6, 2011
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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