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Born and raised SoCal boy......

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Hello everyone,


My name is Leo Lopez and I live in the Inland Empire in the State of California, not to far from the Riv Co/San Diego Co line. I spent 13 years as one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children turning wrenches on a Battle Phrog (CH-46E), now I work in....."Waste Management" ;)....lovin' every minute of it. I have been smoking meats on my Char-Griller modified grill with side firebox for approximately four years, searching for mods on the internet has led me to this forum. I finally purchased a WSM 22.5 a couple of weeks ago and can't wait to use it. I've been surfing through the posts and have enjoyed all of the stories and information being shared. 


About for months ago, A friend and I entered a local rib competition believing we would knock it out of the park. Sadly, upon arrival to the site we realized we where just chum in the water for the sharks. We had a good time and learned a lot, which lead us to hunker down, begin to perfect the art, and give it another shot in a year or so. Glad to have joined this forum and hoping to learn from you all.


Semper Fidelis.



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Welcome to the forum!

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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. icon14.gif Thanks for your service. usa.gif
post #4 of 17

Welcome aboard.


Hope you enjoy that new WSM.


Welcome home and thanks for your service!


Good luck and good smoking.




post #5 of 17

Hey Leo,


Welcome. Glad to have ya here. I haven't entered any contests but

your attitude is right on. Get better and better and bring home the

the trophies.


Thanks for your service and keep us posted...James

post #6 of 17

Welcome from Norcal. Pull up a seat and join a great group of people


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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

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This site has tons of info.

I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the


Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!



      Make bacon the easy way!!



post #11 of 17

Welcome to the site Leo! I found this place the same way you did.... lol.


Grats on the WSM you will love it! I made the same switch you did and almost felt guilty at how much easier it was to smoke on the WSM vs. the Chargriller... lol.

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Ok, Johnny!  We don't need any more of that until I get upgraded here.  LOL


Good luck and good smoking.

post #13 of 17

Welcome to SMF its nice to have ya... Have fun and Happy smoking

post #14 of 17

Welcome from Fallbrook.

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Thank you all, this sight rocks!

post #16 of 17

Hi Leo, you'll love the WSM


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Welcome aboard!

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