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new member from Texas


Joined Oct 10, 2013

 Like everything from the south Skeeter is my real nickname. I been smoking since I was a teen. The last couple of years I have ran my own cook-off team. Loving hunting just as much as bbq. I work in a chem. plant in south texas. I have a lot of friends that hog hunt since we are over ran with them here in texas. this is what got into starting a org. called Hogs Feeding The Hungry. Basically they donate hogs to use and my wife and I process them and then donate at to people who need meat in their freezers. This is how I came up on yall's page. I have been dreaming of a smokehouse house for years. Been using cardboard boxes with electric plates for heat and smoke . Worked so far but rain and humidity in south texas isnt great for cardboard. So, I went to searching and found this page. I have got a lot of GREAT!!! Info and ideas from yall. I'm in the middle of building my smokehouse right now. It's bigger than some of yall's but I'm going to smoking a lot more slim jim's and link sausage then most people do. lol  The smokehouse is 4X4X7 made from 3/4 plywood then wrapped in 1"x6" cider fencing. I got 3 full days into it and still working on front doors and have to put tin on roof, Then do the inside. Can't figure out how to start a forum on phone so no pics right now. Excited to get it finished and post pics on here to see what yall think of the "Infidel smokehouse" inside joke lol. but thanks ahead of time for all yalls help!!!

P.S. told my my wife about the Fatties!!! she can't wait



AMNPS Test Group
Joined Sep 8, 2011
:welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but don’t hesitate to start threads and ask also!

We have an ”Articles” section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

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.   What part of Texas ?
[/h1][h1]  [/h1][h1]Gary[/h1]


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Joined Jun 13, 2012
to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 

We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per TulsaJeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!



Joined Oct 10, 2013
Far enough south from Houston that I have to go to the rodeos. 10 mins. Away from all the salt water from coming I to my house .. By car time not walking lol. And about 20-30 mins from the hunting holes head SW for about 30min. That's were I be lol.


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Apr 23, 2010
Hi Skeeter!

 to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.

One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the 

So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...

  or this...

Good Luck and Get Smokin'



Joined Oct 10, 2013
Gary, all jokes aside I was pretty tired this morning ... I live in Lake Jackson Texas about 45mins. South of Houston


Epic Pitmaster
Joined Oct 7, 2012
Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

Happy smoken.


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