Hi! New guy from Alaska here!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by travisty, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. travisty

    travisty Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Hi just joining the site here today! I am a new and asspiring smoker/ curer, and have recently stumbled on "Charcuterie" as my new hobby.
    I live in a salmon fishing dreamland called Kodiak Alaska I am an experienced fisherman, and outdoorsman and have done some BASIC smoking/brining over the past few years but have just started to get the itch to dive into it. I have a more or less unlimited suply of various salmon and cold salt water fish at my disposal, and can get my hands on just about any game meat i would like.
    For now i just own a modified Big Chief smoker which i have built a foam insulated enclosure for, and made some other modifications that allow me to either use it as a cold smoker (sort of) or to control, to a certain degree, the heat up to about 220 degrees. I do plan to upgrade to a better digital smoker in the near future, and would some day love to have a full on grilling zone once i own my own house, with a couple of smokers, charcoal and gass grill options and perhaps a big green egg (aww i can dream!)
    I am new to the salting and preserving meat aspect, and that is what interests me the most, as i feel i already have a descent handle on basic smoking (fish, ribs, bacon, cheese, sausage...) but now i am just trying to take it to the next lever with salting, preserving, and smoking more substantial projects.
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    :welcome1: Glad you stopped in...... Dave
  3. delibsribs

    delibsribs Fire Starter

    Welcome to this great forum. Lots of people here to help with anything and everything you would possibly want to know. Alaska is such a wonderful feast for the senses, you are a lucky man to have such an abundance of natures goodness at your disposal. Enjoy.
  4. bigwheel

    bigwheel Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome over here. Hope you are taking good care of my girlfriend named Sarah who lives up there.
  5. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.

  6. [​IMG]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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