Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by rich-, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Hello to all.

    My name is Richard, I go by Rich. I live in the Pacific Northwest, Tacoma, Wa. to be exact.

    I am a retired heavy truck and equipment mechanic, been retired since I was 55 and am now 67 years old.

    Just got into meats and smoking toward the end of 2010. I made my smoker out of a retired food warmer from one of the local schools here. The fan quit working so they got rid of it. I installed a barbque Nat Gas Burner near the bottom through the side wall, and I have also left the electric element in tact, I can use either or both at the same time.

    My main interst in meats at this time is making pepperoni snack sticks, Beef Jerky and home made breakfast sausage. I will expand my desires as i get better at it.

  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
  3. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

    This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

    For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.

    Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourseE
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]  Glad you joined us. You'll find lots of good info and some great recipes here. Have fun and happy smoking
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF. There are a lot of very friendly & knowledgeable folks here to help you. I urge you to sign up for the free E-course. It will give you the basics, & even if you are an experienced smoker you may learn something new. Then start asking questions. Good luck & glad to have you aboard. Don't forget we all love Qview!  

  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Lots of stick and sausage makers here.

    Put what interests you in our handy dandy search tool and have fun!!

  7. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    Always glad to see another WA smoker!  You'll find and get great answers to any questions or problems you might have here.  Looking forward to seeing some q-view and hearing how your sticks and sausages go!     Cheers!
  8. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    [​IMG] Nice to have ya..Happy Smoking
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF - glad to see ya here with us
  10. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Rich. I'm just north of You in BC.

    Your smoker sounds like it was an interesting build.

    Lots of good advice on here about anything smoking related you can think off.

  11. skully

    skully Meat Mopper

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  13. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Aboard the Smoke Train!


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