My name is Tony! Some of close friends call me Tex because I lived just north of Houston for a while and to this day I still have that southern draw in my accent
I reside in California now and love it here in the Central Valley.
Believe it or not I was not actually looking for any BBQ or Smoke Meat Forums when I found this sight. I actually stumbled upon it by accident while viewing the Huddler's web-page that powers a lot of Forums like this one :)
While viewing Huddler I saw the link to this forum and couldn't resist.
Now being a big fan of smoked and BBQ foods I figured I better get signed up here ASAP.
So now here I am, eager to learn as much as possible about smoking foods and hoping I'll be able to learn how to build my own custom made smoker some time in the near future. I love to build my own things and share my results with high resolution images when I think others can appreciate them and or when others request them...
For now I have a Charcoal grill shaped like a 55 gallon Drum I purchased years ago at Walmart that I may end up using as part of a Franken-Smoker "I'm still not sure yet". I also have a 4 burner 3 grill plate Char Broil Stainless gas grill that I purchased On CL for $40.00 "You might gather I'm not rich at this point". This one gets used most of the time because it's the quickest and easiest for me. Honestly most of the time I get decent results when I use the gas grill. That is if you don't account for the times I've tied on one to many and forgot to turn the meat
Well enough about me for now. I'll see you all around these parts sooner or later.