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Newbie Southern Indiana/Kentucky/Illinois

ShaeSays

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Hello everyone.

Newbie smoker here. I've used my smoker three times! Two pork butts and a mutton leg. I have a ZGrill pellet smoker.

I live in Indianapolis but grew up in rural southern Indiana, east of Evansville, on the border of Western Kentucky. I grew up eating mutton (adult sheep) and burgoo in Owensboro, and my dad's workplace used to have an annual whole pig roast complete with homemade cracklins. My extended family in Southern Illinois was involved with an annual barbeque festival that featured pulled pork with a sauce that is essentially one part vinegar, one part butter and a lot of cayenne pepper. My dad, who is no longer with us, built and frequently used a giant smoker, perhaps made from a propane tank? I didn't pay much attention back then. And I'm a foodie who loves both highbrow and lowbrow food. So you can see this hobby was inevitable for me.

One of my main goals is to make burgoo with smoked mutton and other meats. Shout out if you're familiar with that! I also like to smoke meat and freeze in small portions for quickly making tacos and such.

I've already gotten a great welcome and some good advice from some of you. Thanks for the welcome.
 

TNJAKE

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We've already met but welcome from middle tennessee. I'm about 15mi from ft campbell ky
 

SmokinAl

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Welcome to SMF!
Happy to have you join us!
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HalfSmoked

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Welcome glad to have you on board. We like photos of your cooks.

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HalfSmoked

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Thanks for the like ShaeSays it is appreciated.

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