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Old 02-20-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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Hi everybody, I'm from SE Alaska. I followed a link from Greg Kemp's "Guava Wood Farms Hawaii" site, and joined up!

I love to cook (bbq, grill, smoke) outdoors all year long, I don't even need a grill, just make a ring of rocks, grab some alder from out back, light it up and throw an oven rack over top and get cooking. I'm great at smoking fish; salmon, black cod, and halibut; just learning how to smoke meats, though. Done several successful smokes with pork ribs, brisket, chicken.... so far. I have a Bradley for the meats now, it great but it's electric and you have to use these "puck-like" things made of different flavors of wood chips. I'm more of a purist when it comes to my food and want to find a wood-fired smoker. I was looking into the WSM 22.5 " , seems like several people on this site like them. I just ordered some guava and kiawe wood for smoking and was hoping to find a new smoker soon.

Nice to meet everyone, I've already read some great posts!
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:03 PM   #2
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Welcome Friesian_rain, sound like you have a good start and livin' in a great place for all that fresh fish. You have come to the right place if you are looking for support on buying a WSM 22.5. If you search Griff you will find pictures of his WSM's sitting on his deck in Alaska.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:58 AM   #3
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Welcome. I'm an avid Snowboarder so I envy ya! Post some picts.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:13 AM   #4
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Welcome. I am madly in love with Guv Palin. I think she has the nicest legs of any politician. She can also gut a caribou without breaking a nail. Whudda woman huh?

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Old 02-21-2011, 11:54 AM   #5
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Welcome. I am madly in love with Guv Palin. I think she has the nicest legs of any politician. She can also gut a caribou without breaking a nail. Whudda woman huh?

bigwheel

Ah, another Palin fan....good legs and a hunter, what more could you ask for in a politician? Sara and I shop at the same shoe store for our high heeled shoes !
Thanks for the welcome, looks like I'll get great grilling/smoking advice and entertainment !
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:03 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum. Juneau looks like it's a very cool place to visit. Checked out some of the travel links and it looks like the fishing would be fantastic.

I don't think you can go wrong with a WSM if you choose to go that route. I have the 22.5 inch model and it works great for me when I use it. Most of my cooks are done on a Weber Performer. It's perfect for everyday cooking for my family of three. Well there's actually four of us but one is a vegetarian. However, she does enjoy the grilled vegis.

Looking forward to some posts and pictures.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:45 PM   #7
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Welcome. You'll really be pleased with the results you get smoking big chunks of meat on a WSM. They work just fine in an Alaskan winter.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:48 PM   #8
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Welcome to the jungle! Only rule here is No Pic = No Cook!
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:20 PM   #9
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Hey Feeziene hope you will take charge of not letting some preverted shoe salesman take a peek up the guv's dress while she buying shoes. Used to know a fella who had that aspect of his job down to a science. Now any of those bullets do just fine till it comes falling weather or the least bit kewlish and windy. The heat production goes to hades fast. Now cold and still should be ok. Otherwise you need an upside down washtub and barrel to set on top of it. Washtub works for straight down rain. The barrel works for blizzards tornadoes typhoons etc.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:55 PM   #10
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Welcome aboard...
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