Hello from small town Minnesota!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smoker shawn, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. I have been smoking for a few years now with a good friend of mine. 

    We built a 8'x8'x8' cinder block smoker with an exterior smoke box (3 foot square) on his rural property.

    I started off 3 or 4 years ago with making summer sausage after deer hunting and working on perfecting the recipe. After that I was hooked!! It then rolled into link sausage and pork butts. Then came the day I made my first pork belly...  I cant even look at store bought bacon anymore!!      Then came the canadian bacon, adouillee, ect.

    I enjoy the challenge of perfecting deliciousness as well as learning from my mistakes.

    Now I smoke as often as I can (or when I have made enough room in my 4 freezers for more).  

    I have also tried to some semi dry sausage with mixed results.... I do however make a exceptional Pancetta.

    I look forward to networking with people who have far more experience than I do, as well as lending what knowledge I have gained to any who need it.

    Thank you, Smoker Shawn!
  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you joined us Smoker Shawn, welcome to SMF!

    Lived not far from you for 23 years in Fargo, past through Vergas quite a few times over those years.

    Sounds like you have the sausage gig down and that is where I was at when I joined SMF, then it just opened up a entire new world of smoking entire meals and new sausage ideas, your going to like it here and fit right in! [​IMG]
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Shawn, I live in Fargo now but I grew up in Northern MN  and we own a family farm down by Wadena/Hewitt so I am very familiar with your area. Sounds like you bring a lot of experience. I can't wait to see some of your posts. You should post some pics of that smoker you are talking about.
  4. toxie

    toxie Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF!! Lots of good folks and information here...  [​IMG]
  5. smokinal

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

    Welcome to SMF Shawn! Glad to have you with us!
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF - Glad to have you here 
  7. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Shawn.  I know the feeling about that first pork belly.  I was eating BLT's 2 and 3 at a time a couple times a day for weeks!  Never did lose the extra weight.  Looking forward to you sharing some of your sausage recipes.
  8. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF Shawn. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. Looking forward to your input as well.
  9. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Shawn!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  10. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

  11. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  12. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    howdy neighbor!!! welcome to SMF... :welcome1: show some pics of smoker etc. where from in MN?
  13. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the party!

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