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Hi from Central PA!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by GentlemanJerk, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. GentlemanJerk

    GentlemanJerk Newbie ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hello all! My name is Cody and I hail from central PA. I've been smoking meats, seafood and veggies since about 2005 and finally am coming out of the shadows of this forum to introduce myself.

    I routinely make large batches of jerky as gifts for my friends/family (and myself) so that is where most of my experience lies. I've also smoked shrimp, lobster tails, tomatoes, beef roasts, lamb roasts, chicken, turkey, salmon, and trout. If I can get it in my smoker I'll usually give it a try! I'm also starting to look into making double smoked hams, and other charcuterie.

    I currently only have two of the Big Chief electric smokers and they work well for doing jerky, thin fish fillets, and adding smoked flavor with a bit of heat since they only reach 180F at the bottom rack. I'm looking into starting some cold smoking soon (scallops, salmon and cheese are on the schedule for this weekend). I've got a large charcoal grill that I won from a raffle at work to use as a cold smoking vessel.

    I'm looking into some of the Traeger pellet grills as well, just need to find the money to get one now. :emoji_laughing:
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  2. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the addiction . Lots of awesome people here to help with anything you can think of...
  3. kruizer

    kruizer Master of the Pit

    Welcome to SMF from Minnesota.
  4. GATOR240

    GATOR240 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome from western Pa.
  5. Bigtank

    Bigtank Smoke Blower

    Welcome from Iowa
  6. Welcome
  7. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome from SouthEast PA !!

  8. Welcome from Lower Bucks County Pa on the Delaware.
  9. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site, happy to have ya join the fun

  10. ristau5741

    ristau5741 Meat Mopper

    Welcome from central MD.

    I have an A-MAZE-N tube smoker for cold smoking, don't even light a fire in the smoker, just the tube, outside temps have to be cool. I've done blocks of cheese and shrimp with it. comes out good. (shrimp goes in gumbo after smoking, makes gumbo most excellent).
  11. GentlemanJerk

    GentlemanJerk Newbie ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    @ristau5741, my A-Maze-N smoker showed up yesterday with my two bags of pellets. I've got a big block of stilton, some sharp cheddar and provolone for this weekends trial run.
  12. Another welcome from Western Pa... Look forward to seeing pics of some of the cool things it sounds like you dig smoking and see some of the new stuff potentially inspired by this site! I know since I've joined if tried all kinds of things I would never thought to smoke... Good luck!
  13. wbf610

    wbf610 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome from Lehigh Valley!
  14. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome from Cameron County and the Staff of SMF...JJ
  15. smokin peachey

    smokin peachey Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome from central PA. You got a few neighbors here.
  16. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome from the State College area. We have a gathering every year at my farm.
  17. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Good Morning and Welcome from a Beautiful Sunny Day in East Texas

  18. GentlemanJerk

    GentlemanJerk Newbie ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Just replied to your pm.
  19. JC in GB

    JC in GB Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome from Titletown!