Hello from Northern Calif

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Hello from Northern Calif

Post by Mule rider » October 4th, 2018, 10:29 am

Hi, I an a retired State employee for Calif. I have been retired for 9 yr. I was introduced to smoking meats about 5 years ago, with a pellet cooker that I borrowed from a friend. After a couple cooks and some research I decided I wanted to build my own smoker, with the help of a friend we came up with a plan. It started simple but then grew. (which I am not sorry for) I live in a small community in northern Calif along the ocean. After using my smoker for a bout a year I had a friend of mine ask if I would be willing to cook for a wedding. ( for 250 guests) They happen to own a Eco Dairy and also raise pigs and have an organic egg ranch and grass feds beef also. They wanted to try to showcase their meats at the wedding . They said they had a caterer for all of the dinner but wanted me to smoke 5 different meats for the wedding. ( Brisket, pulled pork, pork loin, tri tip, and pork belly) I was able to pull it off with the loan of 4 other smokers and a Long long weekend. Everyone loved the meats. So now I do a couple of weddings a year. I decided to make a smaller smoker for the house. Here are some pics of my smokers. And I hope to be able to fine tune them with some help. Thanks I love to hunt and fish.
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Re: Hello from Northern Calif

Post by towtruck » October 4th, 2018, 10:39 am

Welcome!

I too live in the north state but not on the coast. If the wind blows right I can smell Nevada and Oregon at the same time.



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Re: Hello from Northern Calif

Post by Mule rider » October 4th, 2018, 10:44 am

only 1 pic posted here are a couple more
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Re: Hello from Northern Calif

Post by towtruck » October 4th, 2018, 10:45 am

Mule rider wrote:
October 4th, 2018, 10:44 am
only 1 pic posted here are a couple more
I like that set up....lots of room to work off the front.



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Re: Hello from Northern Calif

Post by Dirtytires » October 4th, 2018, 1:02 pm

Welcome to the group. It sounds like you actually need a bigger smoker, not smaller.



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Re: Hello from Northern Calif

Post by Mule rider » October 4th, 2018, 4:15 pm

I do have access to other smokers too. My wife asked me why I was building the smaller smoker and I told her "Because I can". lol
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Re: Hello from Northern Calif

Post by Big T » October 4th, 2018, 5:51 pm

Welcome aboard!! That's a lot of nice looking smokers.


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Re: Hello from Northern Calif

Post by ajfoxy » October 4th, 2018, 5:55 pm

Welcome. Nice collection of smokers :kewl:


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Re: Hello from Northern Calif

Post by Chromeski » October 4th, 2018, 9:28 pm

Lots of nice rigs there.



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Re: Hello from Northern Calif

Post by towtruck » October 4th, 2018, 10:07 pm

I overheard my wife telling the neighbors that I was building another smoker. Then she tells them that she has my other BBQ's lined up in the back yard as a wind break.... =))



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Re: Hello from Northern Calif

Post by Pete Mazz » October 5th, 2018, 4:32 am

Welcome!


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Post by The Czar » October 5th, 2018, 7:07 am

Welcome aboard!!!


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Re: Hello from Northern Calif

Post by Rodcrafter » October 20th, 2018, 3:35 pm

Welcome to the crew!

Sounds like you fit right in.


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