Newbie to the site from Aurora, CO

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by shussey, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. Hi all,

    I have been smoking meat for the last 15+ years and recently found this site while looking for some information about a new smoker.  I've had (and burned out several heating elements) of several electric smokers and currently have the Old Smokey gas model that has served me well.  As a matter of fact, I'm smoking a brisket flat on it as I write this.

    I've always "cheated" with gas and electric smokers because I like the convenience they offer.  I have visions/dreams of building my own larger smoker from an old propane tank, but that will have to wait until I move out of the burbs. 

    I also love to hunt both big game and birds and have recently started making sausage out of mule deer, goose, elk and ducks that I have harvested.  I love "closing the circle" on the animals I hunt by making them into delicious meals for my family and I certainly appreciate the new and different approaches to wild game I've found here.

    Finally, I was recently in Jamaica and had some of the best jerk chicken and pork that I ever tasted.  I will post some pictures of how they do it at that place we ate in Ochos Rios.  I was truly amazed at the unique taste they were able to infuse both the chicken and pork with and am looking for ways to replicate that here at home.  Yea, I know...good luck with that...right!

    Thanks to everyone for creating such a great site and place to share info about smoking meats!
  2. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.

  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome, see ya around the forum !
  4. Good morning and welcome from East Texas, glad to have you here, be sure and post some pictures of your smokes and how they turned out.

    Gary S
  5. wy will

    wy will Newbie

    Hello Shussey,

    I am brand new to smoking meats. I have gotten into it because I am an avid hunter and fisherman in Wyoming. I wanted to have new ways to prepare my meats and I would also like to get into sausage making. I also really like smoked fish and smoked cheese.

    I'm sure that you will find a lot of useful information on here. I'll be ready to see some pictures and learn some new recipes.
  6. Welcome neighbor...great site here.  What part of Aurora you living in?  I'm out by Southlands area...

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