Hey folks! Greetings from the Pacific coast... Since I am the new guy here I thought I would say hello with my first post on the forum. My family and I are active in Swine 4-H and I have 230 pounds of tasty pig in my freezer along with some elk and venison... I have just started experimenting with curing bacon. Some of our previous adventures were venison and elk jerky, and venison/pork summer sausages. We also started canning last year as well. NOTHING beats home canned tuna I have a smoker but it is a little chief and I have found it is not good for much more than making warm smoke because if our cooler temperatures here on the coast so I have had to finish everything in the oven. I will be looking for a new econo-$moker so if you have a recommendation I need to know about please send me a message! My wife and I are changing our diets to the lighter side. I have lost 35 pounds in the last 4 months... So we are challenged to find ways to eat lighter and less junk without sacrificing good food.