happened across smf while looking for a brined smoked venison recipie, looks like a great site. have been a smoker for a while now. started out smoking fish with my grandfathers brine recipie, then graduated to deer sausage. looking to make bacon and cure a ham perhaps, process my own pork, along with annual elk,antelope,deer, so i have the material but not the know-how, after ice fishing ends this year i am going to build my deluxe smoke house with a smoke generator and thermostat controls. anyway hello to all and thanks in advance for any info i will get!!! right now have a variety of smokers,luhr jenson was my first, then a water smoker brand unknown-charcoal, and a rocky mountain smoker which is my main box i use now days until i get my ultimate smoke house(in my mind) built.