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Hi from the Pacific Northwest

Discussion in 'For New Members' started by Omnivore, Jul 11, 2019 at 3:42 PM.

  1. Omnivore

    Omnivore Newbie

    Hey all

    I've been lurking on here for a while. Last year I randomly bought a Masterbuilt electric bullet smoker on markdown for $30. Additionally, I added a generic pellet tube and a thermometer. I already have plenty of spendy hobbies so I've been making myself figure out this smoking business on a shoestring budget to see if I like it enough to invest more later. I regularly make smoked salmon, tri-tip, and chicken wings. Just lately been figuring out ribs and pulled pork.

    This site has been a huge help and I really appreciate all the knowledge that people take time to share.
     
  2. smokerjim

    smokerjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    welcome to smf, lots of great people with loads of information, as you already found out you don't need expensive equipment to make great food,
     
  3. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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

    Chris
     
  4. 5GRILLZNTN

    5GRILLZNTN Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome from Middle TN!
     
  5. fowldarr

    fowldarr Meat Mopper

    welcome
     
  6. Braz

    Braz Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome. I am so envious of people with easy access to good salmon.
     
  7. fowldarr

    fowldarr Meat Mopper

    Like this?
     

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  8. fowldarr

    fowldarr Meat Mopper

    Or this?
     

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  9. 2008RN

    2008RN Smoke Blower

    Welcome from Oregon
     
  10. Omnivore

    Omnivore Newbie

    Thanks for the welcome everyone!

    Regarding salmon - I live on the Columbia river, can stand in my living room with binoculars and see fish getting caught, but whoa it is still so expensive! For smoked fish I usually stock up on the wild Copper river sockeye from Costco this time of year. Husband and I have done some salmon fishing from the banks but we need friends with boats (far superior to actually owning your own boat )
     
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  11. Norwester55

    Norwester55 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Welcome from Independence OR. I grew up on the Columbia (Astoria) and spent a lot of time fishing and smoking salmon and sturgeon.
     
  12. Omnivore

    Omnivore Newbie

    I'm in Astoria. Love it out here! I've only been lucky with razor clams, crabbing off the jetty and surf perch at Fort Steven's. We used to fish for sturgeon off the pier 39 basin but the port closed that area down recently due to safety concerns
     
  13. Norwester55

    Norwester55 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Cool! That area is a great place to live! I left in '77 due to lack of work because of the fishing industry dying off. I'd still like to move back. I never did any bank fishing there because back then most of the kids had boats. Kind of like farm kids getting a pickup truck I guess. We used to fish the Divers Chute for salmon and upstream of the bridge on the WA side for sturgeon. Sunset (Neahcoxie) and Coffinbury lake was great for stocked rainbow trout and Cullaby had some huge catfish. I'll get off from "Memory Lane" now. ;)