New Guy From Mn

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by ron forst, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. ron forst

    ron forst Fire Starter

    Hello, been lurking around here a couple of weeks and decided to jump in the pool. Wife gave me a small Gas smoker for Christmas knowing that I had long talked about building one.After my first attempt I smoked two chickens I was totally hooked. Having bagged some deer after the New Year in South Dakota, actually there were 6 of us and we bagged ten Doe, I knew I had to start making my own sausage.  After buying a hog I ended up with about thirty pounds of pork trimming which I ground and two belly's which have about 4 days left in the brine. Yes my smoker is too small to do what i want so.........started this weekend and hope to finish tomorrow my "build" It measures about 54 inches deep, 56 inches wide, and six feet tall. Outside is 4 inch car siding made of pine, inside will be insulated with 2 inch sheets of styrophome and half inch CDX over that. I have ordered a burner from Northern Tool, (Thanks Pops) and have my amazin smoker ( Thanks Todd) it works great. Hopefully by the weekend I can put the belly's in the new house and see what happens. Once I figure out (ask my wife) how to post pictures I will show you what the house looks like. 

    Other equipment includes a chop-rite number 22 grinder connected to a 3/4 horse moter and an Enterprise stuffer. Which by the way cranks hard as hell when stuffing summer sausage. Great to see all the info on these pages I really love this hobby
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello Ron and welcome to SMF - sounds like you have a lot going on with the deer and hog alone not to mention the smoker build. 

    Please do us a favor and update your profile to include your location 
  3. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    :welcome1: to SMF
  4. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

  5. smokinal

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

    [​IMG]   Glad to have you aboard!
  6. big andy a

    big andy a Smoking Fanatic


    First, welcome to the SMF party.

    Sounds like you've really jumped into the pool.  From a small gas smoke to a smoke shed big enough to dance in - wow!

    Can't wait to see the photos.

  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Ron!

    Sounds like you are busy.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome to SMF there Ron. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.

    Welcome To Your New Addiction
  9. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Ron

    Looking forward to the bacon pics

              [​IMG] to SMF
  10. ron forst

    ron forst Fire Starter

    finished trimming the beast last night, tonight I'll put a roof and door on, wife is wanting her garage back, just hoping I can get it out the door,(gulp)
  11. bbqdisc

    bbqdisc Newbie

  12. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF Ron. 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. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse

    The easiest way to post pictures/Q-view is to insert them to your post from your computer. This is done in 5 easy steps.

    1. Click insert image (5th item left of the smiley face) in the tool bar.

    2. Click choose file

    3. Locate the picture on your computer (I find it easiest to put them in a folder on my desktop)

    4. Double click the picture

    5. Click submit
  13. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

    You are going to fit in just fine.

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