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    Howdy all! My name is Shane Rakow, and Nebraska is my home. Some people like to refer to Nebraska as the "floor drain" of the U.S., and some days, I tend to agree. There's lots of corn, soybeans, and, well, flat ground. I've cooked all my life, and have always appreciated the craft of smoking foods to perfection. Multiple smokers are in my line-up: offset,pellet,vertical, and a hole in the ground, and love them all for what they can do. I've been lurking around reading, and trying to familiarize myself with the website for a week or so. The information here is incredible, informative, and researched. Thanks so much for the help you have already shown me regarding bacon, and ham curing from Meathead, Jerod, and Huskee!

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    Greetings, Shane ... welcome to the Pit!

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      #3
      Welcome man!! Don't forget the deer in Nebraska!

      You do any bird chasing with them dogs?

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        Love to chase the birds! Season opens end of this month.

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      Welcome! I have heard "There is nothing to stop the wind between Canada and Nebraska, but a barbed wire fence." before... My Father lived there for a couple of years in Sidney.

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        Welcome Shane Rakow

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          #6
          Hey Shane! Welcome another new guy If you're into listening to podcasts make sure to check out the PitCast!

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            Welcome to The Pit Shane Rakow. It's great to have you here and thank you for your support!

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              Welcome to the Pit from Baltimore MD! 😎

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                #9
                Welcome to the Pit!! We are happy to have you here.

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                  #10
                  Welcome to the Pit Shane!

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                    #11
                    Howdy, neighbor, and welcome!

                    I'm right down here in NE KS.

                    When the weather is right, reckon we can smell each others smoke!

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                      I remember the first time I saw Nebraska, about 45 yrs ago. I was driving on the straightest, longest road I had ever seen, and there was corn on both sides, forever. Welcome aboard the train to Pittville. Enjoy the ride & keep cooking!

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                        Welcome to the Pit!

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                          Welcome Shane Rakow

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                            Welcome to The Pit Shane Rakow

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