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OkieFarmer

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   Growing up in Oklahoma, My life has always been involved in farming and cattle. I am a retired butcher "custom cutter" having the pleasure to work over the years in a few of the best meat markets, I now work as a supervisor for a construction company.  However, I still remain very active in meat processing, sausage making and smoking meats. I own an electric smoker that I use from time to time but am at heart a hardcore offset stick smoker preferring to cut, season my own wood, 
  Work-related traveling throughout Oklahoma and Texas I can be found 24/7 with a saw handy in my truck.  Matching types of wood curing time to the type of your own quality processed meat being smoked is the ultimate challenge and screw up I do from time to time, Oddly enough I really don't care much about eating it. But feeding smiling friends and family after staying up all night tending a smoker loaded with meat that you have put all your skill and heart into is fuel for the soul.

 At 60+ years old Most of my old friends and kids are pretty well convinced I am a nut case.   As my free time is very limited and I am available, I'm always happy to share some insight of my personal years of experience.

 Thanks. OkieFarmer 

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Welcome! I'm glad you found eGullet. Please continue to post; you're among fellow nut cases here.

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Welcome, @OkieFarmer.  As noted above, you're among friends here: plenty of folks who love to eat smoked meats, and often smoke it themselves. My husband and I keep working at smoking meats at home, but we're still working to get the hang of it.

 

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On 8/20/2017 at 0:36 PM, OkieFarmer said:

At 60+ years old Most of my old friends and kids are pretty well convinced I am a nut case.

 

I'm a confirmed nutcase so you're not alone!!! 

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 Thank so much for the warm welcome guys, Nice to be home after a few days of checking cattle. Been pretty wet,  just now gearing up for drilling wheat. Have about 300 acres of creek bottom we were not able to get to because of flooding, we were driving through that " 7' tall weeds" Thursday checking for ground moisture it was a scene from Jurassic park wild hogs were bedding in it, alls you could see was the grass moving in front of us heading for the creek as fast as they could run.  Good times lol

 Thanks, Chris OKIE STRONG.   Smithy thanks,  I would like to try to post a pic of my favorite Bull or maybe my smoker with one of those hogs that did not run fast enough.  I'm not very computer savvy.  Thanks again for the warm welcome

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4 hours ago, OkieFarmer said:

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 Thanks, Chris OKIE STRONG.   Smithy thanks,  I would like to try to post a pic of my favorite Bull or maybe my smoker with one of those hogs that did not run fast enough.  I'm not very computer savvy.  Thanks again for the warm welcome

 

OkieFarmer, we're always interested in helping people learn more about the computer stuff, especially if it leads to pictures. :) Give this help article a try sometime, and see if it helps. (If not, send me a message for more help. If I can't help, I'll put you in touch with one of the real pros.)

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Welcome!  Another nutcase right here!  I gave my (mostly) non-cooking husband a smoker a few years ago and now he's addicted.  I think the combination of you being a smoker and a retired butcher will find people here asking you LOTS of questions!

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Welcome.  I am an amateur back yard smoker. I too have a stick smoker... a Horizon made in Ok. 

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