Breakin out

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by roadking1, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. roadking1

    roadking1 Newbie

    Hello from the Georgia coast.

    I've enjoyed outdoor cooking most of my life having grown up around my grandparents farm. I'm also an avid tweaker in anything I do which is what got me interested in smoking and cooking with wood. One thing I've learned in my few short years (44) is the only way to become skilled or successful at a craft is to nail the fundamentals. The approach that's always worked best for me is to find the people in the room with the most skill and experience, make freinds with them and learn from them. I think your site is the best place to do that and I appreciate the chance to be a part of it. In the past my wife and I were not home enough on the weekends to get into lengthy cooking so most of it was done on a gas grill. We now have 2yr old twins and are home a lot more. I think I'm going to start out with a Char-Griller and maybe build a smoker later. I manage a large shop that works on heavy equipment and we do a lot of welding/fabricating so I really would like to build my own at some point. Anyway. I apologize for being lengthy and I look forward to a lot of outdoor cooking/smoking with you guys. Thanks.
     
  2. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome Roadking to the SMF from up here in the northeast. I think you will enjoy the time you spend here. Twins huh? Good luck finding the time. We look forward to hearing from you.
     
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Sounds like you are in the right profession to easily build yourself a nice smoker. If you have any questions at all, just post them here and someone will have an answer for you.
     
  4. jfoust

    jfoust Smoke Blower

    You're 44 and have 2 year old twins?!?!??! I don't think I could handle that at 34, much less 44. You're a braver man than I. Welcome to SMF from up here near the ATL!
     
  5. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    welcome to smf, cant wait to share some smokes!!!
     
  6. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome, this is the best olace to learn.
     
  7. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Roadking - Nice intro. Look forward to your contribution. You have come to the right place to get knowledge and help. Good luck with the twins. I can't imagine that chaos. I am 41 and we have a one 'in the smoker' now plus 2 others 6 and 5 yrs old.
     
  8. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    welcome dude.......make sure you sign up for Jeff's FREE 5-day ecourse.......

    also.......don't forget the q-view. Its a general consesus around here.....no q-view, it didn't happen.....[​IMG]

    once again welcome......and if you get a chance, drop into chat. Really the best way to get to know folks in a real-time chat setting......specially if you have a IMMEDIATE problem that needs a answer, like QUICK!
     
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. You'll find lots of info and some great recipes here. There are also plenty of people willing to answer questions when they come up. Have fun and happy smoking
     
  10. buck wheezer

    buck wheezer Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    They have to eat, right?

    Welcome aboard! I'm sure there's some toddler friendly fare to be found in the recipe threads. If not, perhaps that's your purpose/excuse for smoking more often?
     
  11. mrwizardgi

    mrwizardgi Meat Mopper

    I've only been around here a few days and have already learned a ton. You'll enjoy it here!

    Peace
    J-
     
  12. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome RoadKing, glad to have you here!
     
  13. dennisdocb

    dennisdocb Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Roadking. Lots of good people and advice here.
     
  14. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to smf Roadking. You found a great place here. 1 question, do you ride a roadking?
     
  15. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Road King we look forward to your smokes and Q-view. Hope your comp. skills are better than mine.
     
  16. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad to have you as part of the SMF. Are you Road King... or King of the Road? It's all good my friend.
     
  17. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Do not apologize for the intro, it's nice to get to know the new members of our smoking family.
     
  18. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. It's a great place. Enjoy it.
     
  19. goobi99

    goobi99 Meat Mopper

    welcome RoadKing....there is alot to learn here and dont forget to sign up for the 5 day ecourse it will help tremendously!!
     
  20. roadking1

    roadking1 Newbie

    Thanks for all the hospitality. As for the username, it is in rememberance of a certain "TOY" I almost had. My wife is not a big fan of motorcycles but she knew it was something I always wanted and I knew that if I used the right approach I could wear her down. Finally, over dinner one night I brought it up and, she said "if you really want it, go get it". After the shock of hearing what I had patiently waited for wore off, I wanted to make sure she was serious and not just giving me an impulse answere so I decided to wait until after an upcoming business trip and re-affirm her support. 3 weeks later we found out she was pregnant with twins. Up until then, I had no idea those pregnancy test sticks weilded so much magical power. As soon as that thing turned blue my beutiful ROADKING vaporized "poof". Of course the bike is nothing compared to the enormous blessing my kids brought us but, it's still a faint glimmer.
     

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