Greetings from Las Vegas, NV

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by scooterjam, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. scooterjam

    scooterjam Fire Starter

    Hello friends,

    My name is Scooter.   Pleased to meet you.  Living in Henderson, NV, just outside of Las Vegas.   I have a Smoke Hollow electric smoker.  I've had it several years.  Pretty pleased with it.  Right now I don't use it, since with the power off its a smokey 200 degrees inside it.   Thats my only complaint with it, I find it rather hard to keep an exact temp.  None the less, I've smoked Turkeys, Chickens, some beef, lots of Jalapeno Poppers, etc.  Fun stuff.   I checked out a book from the library 'Charcuterie - The Craft of Salting, Smoking & Curing'.   I'm addicted.  haha.   I've already made my own italian sausage, hot dogs, elk brats, etc.    Now I'm ready to kick it up several notches, and thought I'd check things out around here and see what you fine folks are all up too as well.    I've only used hog casings so far, and I have some pink salt.....started with a tiny little metal grinder $10.00, wife just bought the next step up, little table top that suctions down to the counter.   I have a kitchen aid mixer, so my eye is on that grinder/stuffer next.   Oh to be a rich and wealthy man...haha.  Anyways, nice to meet you all.
  2. 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
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    Happy smoken.
  3. scooterjam

    scooterjam Fire Starter

    Thank you David!   I'll be sure to post some qviews!  
  4. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic


    I've got to ask: Have you been to Gold and Silver pawn in Vegas and met the Harrisons and Chumlee?
  5. scooterjam

    scooterjam Fire Starter

    Good question!   But alas....the answer is no.   Haha, I have driven by the store several times and said, 'we should go there sometime'....that was 4 years ago.....still haven't went.
  6. Hello Scooter, and welcome to the forum, Great place to learn and share and a bunch of good people.

    Gary S
  7. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey Scooter

    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.

  8. tom 178

    tom 178 Meat Mopper

    Hi Scooter,


    I am in Vegas.
  9. scooterjam

    scooterjam Fire Starter

    Nice to meet you Tom!

    Better weather we're having now huh!!

    ~ Scooter
  10. tom 178

    tom 178 Meat Mopper

    Yes I am liking the cooler temperatures! I have the grinder/stuffer for the kitchen aid mixer. I tried it and did not do very good but I think it was the meat mix that I tried. So maybe you could try my grinder/stuffer before you buy one if you lend me some expertise on sausage making.

    Last edited: Oct 26, 2014

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