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Checking in from West Central Florida

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banana_smiley.gifusa.gifHey Ya'll


My name is Bill Apple born and raised in Bradenton, Florida. I joined the forum this past week thanks to my buddy Keith (Jckdanls 07). He invited me to join him at 1st Annual South Florida Gathering at Fisheating Creek last weekend. What a GREAT time I had, and met some awesome people.

I would like to tell everyone a little about myself. Been happily married 18yrs, and together 28yrs with 3 wonderful son's and a new grandbaby last month. Loving it!

I have been Grilling & BBQ'ing for the passed 30yrs. I can remember when I started grilling on a hibachi with match lite briquets. Little did i know at the time. Ha Ha! My arsenal is now is  a CHARGRILLER DUO with a Side Fire Box. (Cooking Spare Ribs, Taters as I tell my story!) Hopefully not boring Ya'll. Also my arsenal consists of a BRINKMANN Smoker and Grill, and a propane burner for that awesome DEEPFRIED Turkey.  


That's All for now folk's!

post #2 of 7

Welcome aboard. I'm up in the Chieland/Cedar Key area. Good to have another Florida smoker on the site.

post #3 of 7

Welcome aboard Bill.


I remember a guy named Tommie Frazier?  He is a bit of a hero to many of us!


Good luck and good smoking.

post #4 of 7

Welcome aboard Bill!


It was a pleasure meeting you at the gathering, and looking forward to seeing you there again next year!

post #5 of 7

Hi Bill............ it was nice to meet ya!!




This site has tons of info.

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

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 #6 of 7

Welcome to SMF Smoked Apple!!


Lots of good help should you ever need it! Friendly people, lots of info. Enjoy and good luck! Congrats on the new addition, enjoy it. 

post #7 of 7

Hey Bill,

Glad you joined and yes, it was great meeting you and everyone else at the gathering.

I see you settled on a name, it's very fitting.

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