New Louisiana Wannabe Smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bigboberta, May 9, 2016.

  1. Hello, My name is Bob.  I was born and raised on the West Bank of the Mississippi River across from New Orleans. I lived there 61 years and after Hurricane Katrina My wife and I decided to move further North away from the Gulf.  We moved  100 miles north and now live in Easleyville, LA 4 miles south of the Mississippi border. 

    I am 69 years old and a retired Fire Fighter. I now spend my days working in my vegetable garden, shooting the bull with the neighbors, the computer, aggravating  the wife and watching TV.

    After tasting fresh smoked meats prepared by my daughter and her husband, we decided to try our hand at smoking. We purchased a Cajun Injector electric smoker and have so far smoked a pork loin roast and chicken leg quarters and they tasted great.  

    I make my own ground beef, breakfast sausage and plan on trying making smoked sausages. I have read a few threads  here and have already used some hints.  I plan enrolling in the 5 day classes and purchasing the book.  

    Now I have to learn to navigate the forum.

  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the site Bob!  I'm a fellow wanker, grew up in Algiers. Glad you joined us.

  3. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Welcome Bob! I think you're going to really enjoy this forum and your new hobby. Before you realize it there will be a cold smoke house built in your back yard! The forum is pretty easy to navigate, the magnifying glass in the upper right allows you to search topics or key words to pull up all pre existing threads on the subject. There is a gardening forum you will like where Foam just posted a thread on planting bay leaf trees. Thank you for protecting us during your service. Good luck with the new hobby!
  4. smokinal

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

    Glad to have you with us Bob!

    Welcome to SMF!


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