Hello from Erie, PA. Glad to be a Member

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by pa pitmaster, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Hello everyone. I'm very excited to be a member of this group. I've already started some threads and have received great advice thus far. Everyone in this group Rocks! I can tell I'm in the right place.

    I was born and raised in Erie, PA and live here now. I lived in Phoenix, AZ for about 3 years, but moved back to my home turf in 2008. I'm 29 years old and was raised on a Weber kettle. My father refused to cook on anything but a Weber. I loved to help my Dad cook on the Weber when I was a kid, and now I have that same Weber from when I was young to cook on.  As expected I followed my fathers footsteps and started my Q on a Weber kettle.

    I now smoke on an offset that I modified myself. Origingally it was a Backyard Professional charcaol grill that they sell at Sam's Club. My dad bought it for himself a few years ago (he thought he could deviate from the Weber). As expected he just couldn't bring himself to cook on anything but the weber and gave the Backyard Pro to me. It's a beast. I removed the two charcoal baskets and grinded out the divider in the hood. I then went to Lowes and bought a Chargriller firebox and mounted it on the side. I will post pics soon. I've been smoking on it for a year and a half now, and it is a great smoker to start out on. But I'm already saving for my Lang 48 deluxe. Hope to have it by next summer.

    I've mainly smoked with lump charcoal and hickory chunks, but I really want to get into smoking with straight wood. I tried my hand at this past weekend but didn't do so well. I got some great tips from SMF and plan to put that advice to work real soon. I'm not a pitmaster yet, as my name indicates, but it's what I aspire to be. And I thought that was fitting. I look forward to meeting everyone and happy smoke!
     
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

     Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to  your first qview. [​IMG]
     
  3. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome and enjoy.

    Spent 3 years there in Erie at Hamot Medical Center during my residency.
     
  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad to have you around.
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!
     
  6. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  7. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    hello and welcome to SMF [​IMG]
     
  8. Hi PA Pitmaster! Welcome.
     
  9. Welcome Neighbor there is a lot of very knowledgeable People here, always willing to help.
     
  10. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome!!!!
     
  11. [​IMG] The more the merrier.
     
  12. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome
     
  13. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to my far NWPA neighbor !!!

    Enjoy,

    Bear
     

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