Hello from YankeeRob

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by yankeerob, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. Hello, I’m Rob Mongeon of the NEBS team Green Mountain Smokeshack out of Colchester, VT just 70 miles south of the Canadian border. I’ve been smoking for 6 years. I started out on a “Big Baby†homemade smoker which was built out of 2 (55) gallon steel drums mounted horizontally using a stove leg and door kit. You can see the plans for it here:


    Last year we finally got serious and bought a Char Griller Smokin Pro and a Guru to haul to BBQ competitions in the NorthEast. We were middle of the pack but got 10th for sausage. This year we got even more serious and our competition setup is a Caldera Tall Boy with a stoker and a WSM with the guru. I do chicken and ribs on the WSM and the rest on the Tall Boy. We also do a little catering to pay for all this neat stuff. This year we’ll just about break even.

    My other hobby is “contesting†or recipe contests. I’ve been featured on Food TV twice – once for Build a Better Burger in 2005 in an episode title Build a Better Burger II. The other time was for the 2007 National Chicken Cooking Contest – episode titled $100,000 Chicken Cooking Contest.

    Still yet another hobby is home brewing and mead making which I do in the fall through spring.

    My day job is a Web Developer for Gardeners Supply Co – pretty much writing software which runs our ecommerce site. I hope to be writing software for the stoker when I get a chance.

    Nice to meet you all!

  2. queteepie

    queteepie Fire Starter

    Hey Rob,
    Glad to see you're here. Looks like we both came out on SMF the same day! I can never thank you enough for hooking me with smoking. Warren was a a lot of fun. Can't wait to team up with you at Harpoon..WOOHOO!!!

  3. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Rob!
    I watched the build a better burger contests....Great recipes!!
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Rob looking forward to some of that Qview and those recipes that you are able to share
  5. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Wow... Welcome to the site.

    it sounds like you have tons of experience. I look forward to learning from you.
  6. bhille42

    bhille42 Meat Mopper

    Welcome! looking forward to the recipe's and Q-view
  7. jtribout

    jtribout Meat Mopper

    Hey Rob,

    Glad to have a handyman in the site and TV personality[​IMG]. Enjoy the site and have fun.

    Can I have your autograph, lol. [​IMG]
  8. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  9. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you've joined us at SMF! Definitely glad to have someone with skills like yours. Look forward to reading your future posts! [​IMG]
  10. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome YR from WR.
  11. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard............
  12. aussiemick

    aussiemick Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the SMF. Great info and nice poeple here.
  13. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Rob, Nice intro. Glad to have ya and I look forward to learning from you.
  14. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to sharing recipes.

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