New to smoking!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jodi, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. jodi

    jodi Newbie

    Hi. My name is Jodi and I live in central Illinois. I am new to smoking but not to eating smoked foods! I just asked about converting a little chief smoker to charcoal. I had bought salmon and planned to do a light smoke before canning it all and then found my smoker was not working. I have canned meats and veggies and of course fruits for close to 40 years. I think smoking meats will round out my cooking regimen. Seems like the only thing left would be a turkey fryer and I don't want to go there :) I look forwards to learning. Oh, I have an Excalibur dehydrator that I use often too. I make lots of jerky from whole eye of rounds that way. I wondered if smoking would add something there too.
  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC, Jodi. It's really good to have you on this great site. It sounds like you have an excellent background. You won't need a turkey fryer. Once you've smoked a turkey, a fryer will be the farthest thing from your mind.

    Good luck and good smokin', Joe
  3. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]  Jodi glad to have you on board at SMF. Smoking is a whole new game of enjoyable food there is so much information on this sight its hard to believe and new ideals just coming.  To help you with the sight go to Home page and read the article Initial Greeting it will help get around the sight also on top of Home page is a search engine. Enjoy a new world of cooking and eating.
  4. smokinal

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

    Hi Jodi!

    Welcome to SMF!

    I have a turkey fryer that doesn't get used very often

    Smoked turkey is awesome!

  5. [​IMG]   Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a cold and windy day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

    You get started smoking, you will be hooked for life

  6. With all the brains here you probably can convert it to charcoal or repair it better than new. Welcome !

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