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  • ddevine
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    Originally posted by Oakgrovebacon View Post
    Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois! Nice looking bass in your profile picture! I live on my grandfathers place that had a shed that was always referred to as the smokehouse. Although I did never see it being used as such. I do recall some hams hanging from the rafters in the late fall and winter. They would have been cured with Morton’s sugar cure. And hung in cool weather for several weeks. I have an old paper back book with handwritten notes from that era about curing and processing meat. Definitely simpler times.

    I remember helping my mother rub the fresh hams in a large wooden tub. Think it was brown sugar, salt, saltpeter and not sure what else. Wish I would have gotten the recipe. The smokehouse was only used in fall and winter and the rest of the time it was kind of "club house" for my neighborhood friends. Remember the charred black walls, the rafters with spikes and some hooks and a big tractor rim in the middle of the dirt floor. I remember when in operation they used oak sawdust in that rim and smoke the hams & sausage and summer sausage for weeks. The building is gone but I can still see the foundation. Those were the days! After the butcher day all the volunteers would gather around a huge table in the kitchen for a fresh sausage dinner and all the Pa Dutch fixing! Great memories of a much simpler time and now I have problems remembering what day of the week it is!!!!
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    Welcome from NE Florida!

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  • Elton's BBQ
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    Welcome to the Pit!
    Cheers from Norway

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  • Oakgrovebacon
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    Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois! Nice looking bass in your profile picture! I live on my grandfathers place that had a shed that was always referred to as the smokehouse. Although I did never see it being used as such. I do recall some hams hanging from the rafters in the late fall and winter. They would have been cured with Morton’s sugar cure. And hung in cool weather for several weeks. I have an old paper back book with handwritten notes from that era about curing and processing meat. Definitely simpler times.

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    Welcome from Virginia!

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    Welcome from the other side of the state!

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    Welcome to the Pit!

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  • Mr. Bones
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    Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
    Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

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    Welcome from Plano, TX. You’ll have fun here.

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  • ddevine
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    Yep, hit those places. And the Ham on Roll at Screpsi's on Lancaster Ave. Right across from the old Gilberts. Berks County does have great sandwich shops and real good local meat! But had some real good 'Q" on that Tennessee trip!

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    I actually lived in Sinking Springs and Wyomissing. Worked for Gilbert Commonwealth for awhile. V&S was my go to back then for the hot ham and cheese. And the Shady Maple. I still miss that place.

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    Welcome from TN. I lived in Reading for several years awhile back.
    Reading is a 20 minute drive from my house. I am near Hamburg. Been to Tennessee once a couple years back. Enjoyed it! Very nice!

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    Welcome from TN. I lived in Reading for several years awhile back.

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    Welcome, from Lititz, PA

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