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New from Central NY


Joined Nov 3, 2013
Hi everyone,

I am new to the site, and just learning more about smoking. We farm a variety of animals, mainly pigs, and are looking to do more of our own curing and smoking. I just posted in the Cold Smoking section looking for a little advise.

We are putting up a smoke house this week, we hope, from the pile of materials around the farm. We have meat, wood to burn, and lots of materials to work with. And time, we have time!

Thanks for all the information I'm finding on here. I'll try to get the newbie questions out of the way as quickly as possible.

We're killing the next pig this week, so I have to work fast!

Thanks in advance,


Cobleskill, NY


Master of the Pit
Joined May 12, 2013
Hello Bailey and welcome to the fun.  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!



Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Feb 3, 2009
Hey Bailey, welcome to the forums, I'm North of Syracuse. You found a great place to learn more about smoking meat, good luck and have fun!


Joined Sep 5, 2013
Hello Bailey and welcome!!! That smokehouse sounds like a great project and I know I have seen several threads about people's projects, to include building smokehouses!!!

Don't be shy to ask around, I'm a newbie myself and have always gotten great advice from everyone here on the forums!!!

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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