Smoking in Texas

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by gatorbait711, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Hello,
    My name is Jeff and I am from Forney TX, just east of Dallas. I have had a few small smokers in electric and the wood chip disc type. I have limited experience in the smoking department. I am thinking about building a smoke house. I am interested in making sausage of all kinds especially fermented. I have been making jerky for years from wild game I have harvested but I never liked the fact I could only do a small batch because of the size of my smokers. I don't know if it's possible but I want to build a small walk in smoker that will do cold smoke and smoke with heat. My old hunting partner was a career butcher and had a lot of experience at sausage making. We built a big smoker at his house years ago and we had a lot is success with it. The problem is we are no longer friends. I'm not getting any younger (at 50) and its time to quit talking about smoking and sausage making and start doing it. My Dad's family where all farmers in East Tennessee and when I was young I would visit the farm. I was fascinated by there smoke houses. Now I want one of my own.
  2. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
    Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
    because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
    Happy smoken.
  3. Thanks for the reply. By the way I love your vet. Nice!
  4. Hello and good afternoon from beautiful and wet  East Texas, welcome to the forum. Lots of great information and real good people here.

    Know exactly where you are grew up in Dallas and Mesquite

    Gary S
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Jeff, glad ya joined us !
  7. I live at I-20 and FM 1641 5 min west of Tanger Outlet Mall. Sorry about the last post. I've joined a lot of forums lately but I'm posting challenged. Guess I have to practice.
  8. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome from Canada, Jeff.


    You will find a lot of good information here. If you would like to do a large smokehouse, check out the forum on builds.

    I look forward to your pictures.

  9. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey Jeff

    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.


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