Hailing from Western PA

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jayberque, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. jayberque

    jayberque Newbie

    Hello all, 

    My name is Jay... i hail from just north of Pittsburgh, Beaver County.  Ive been brewing and q'ing for over a decade now.  Just recently got into cold smoking and curing meats and sausages.  Ive been making my own bacon from my hogs for last few years...  I raise a lot of my own food on a small plot of land.  Chickens (heavy meat and egg layers), rabbits, upland fowl (pheasant, chukker, rock partridge), ducks and unintentionally a nice fat ground hog everyone in a while.  Myself and my family also keep bees, only a few dozen hives but enough to make some mighty fine meads with the excess.  We also produce about two dozen gallon of maple syrup a year off of our properties combined and maintain a few large greenhouses for food production.  As you can tell food is a major part of my life and i thoroughly enjoy all aspects of it.  

    I am a long haul fright train conductor for a living and play fiddle music on the banjo for fun.  I also brew quite a bit of beer and mead.  Thats a whole other monster hobby in and of itself.  

    My cooking equipment:  Plethora of dutch ovens and cast irons.  500 gallon trailer mounted pig rotisserie.  various upright drum cookers, double barrel smoker, cold smoker/fermentation chamber.  Webber Kettle Rescue Collection.  I use a ProQ CSG with smoke dust for fish and cheeses (adds no temp and all and much finer smoke) and a AMNPS for cold smoking meats.  I build PID temperature/humidity controlled systems for folks on the side.  Naturally i run control systems on my own.  Not always tho.

    Anyways... I'm glad i found this sight.

  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Jay!  Wow!  You've got a lot going on.  Glad you're here.

  3. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Come back when you eat nails for breakfast! Just kidding, welcome to the board!
  4. [​IMG]   Good morning welcome to the forum, from a nice sunny and warm day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

  5. smokinal

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

    Awesome resume Jay!


    Looking forward to seeing some of your smokes & equipment!


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