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Thread Starter 

Greetings from Cold and Wet North Alabama!

 

I've been reading the forums for quite some time and assembling materials for a reverse flow build. I just bought a Weber kettle to do some interim smoking and since I have a couple of barrels I can also get some dual use from the top. I'm from the Carolina Q camp having grown up in Charleston, SC. I have an 8 1/2 pound butt in the kettle today and decided to join the forum since I'm getting close to starting the build. This is a wonderful forum with a WEALTH of great knowledge and some wonderful cooks with a great knowledge sharing spirit!

Thanks for all the past and future help,

 

Len

post #2 of 17

Welcome to the forums.  Glad to have you here.
 

post #3 of 17

Welcome to the forums Len!  Glad you joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...Smoking and Grilling great food!  Lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

 

Red

post #4 of 17
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Thanks for the welcome Aero, and thank you for your service to our country!

 

Len

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Hi Len! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 45,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!
The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!
You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
post #6 of 17
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Thanks Dave,

 

I did take the e-course and it was very good indeed.

 

Len
 

post #7 of 17

welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! I am right next door to you in Madison!  I agree about the wet and cold!  I was at Whistle Stop all weekend and thought I was going to need webbed feet and a eskimo coat!

 

If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/terms-of-service

 

If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

 

Kat

post #8 of 17
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Thanks for the welcome Kat,

 

I read the terms of service and I enjoyed how Jeff made the Cliff Notes version!  LOL  I thought of going over to Whistle Stop but I decided to stay home and smoke a butt instead, they were on sale for 99 cents a pound and I couldn't resist staying home and warm.

 

Len

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Originally Posted by LenDecaturAL View Post

Thanks for the welcome Kat,

 

I read the terms of service and I enjoyed how Jeff made the Cliff Notes version!  LOL  I thought of going over to Whistle Stop but I decided to stay home and smoke a butt instead, they were on sale for 99 cents a pound and I couldn't resist staying home and warm.

 

Len


Trust me....I think you made the best choice!  It started raining just after the Restless Heart Concert...and the temps dropped about 15 degrees in an hour. Was wet and chilly. The Pro area was in the parking lot areas and the Shade Trees were in the grassy ones....or should I call it a mud bog.  I felt sorry for them.

 

Glad to have some SMF folks here that are close by!  Hope to meet you soon! We do have an Alabama group here too.  Trying to get a meeting of sorts going sometime soon.

 

Kat

post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 

Hi Kat,

 

Just keep me posted on when you get a meeting pulled together, I would like to meet the local smoking gang! I doubt I will have my smoker built by then but I'm sure it would be a great time.

 

Len

post #11 of 17

Len....I will keep you posted for sure!  Wanna see pics of the build as it goes along!

 

Kat

post #12 of 17

Hi Len,

 

 

welcome1.gif to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.

 

One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the Rules.gif!!!

 

So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...

 

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Good Luck and Get Smokin'

 

Bill

post #13 of 17
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I added some Q-view and the Weber kettle at temperature. For some reason, Mozilla Firefox wouldn't load photos but Explorer worked just fine.

Len

 

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Edited by LenDecaturAL - 5/7/13 at 1:38pm
post #14 of 17

YUMMMMM!  drool.gif

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/125263/how-to-upload-a-photo-q-view-to-your-post

 

This may help....and your post will be help up for just a little bit until you post more and the "system learns" that you are not spam.  If you are using a cell or an Ipad...use the mobile setting that can be found on the bottom of the Main front page of the Forums.

 

Hope that helps!

 

Kat

post #15 of 17
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Thanks Kat,

 

I ended up adding photos to my profile and selecting them using that option. I think it is a glitch with Mozilla and java since I got a little java window but it never went to my files so I could make a selection. When I opened up the forum using Explorer it opened the browse files without a problem and let me load at will so I think I have it figured out for now. And yes, it was yummy, I bought some chicken thighs this weekend and I'm going to give them a try while I'm on a roll. LOL

 

Len

post #16 of 17

Welcome Len.  Just a little further east of you over Chapman Mountain in New Market -- near Kat's old stompin grounds.  We thought about getting together and Sharon Johnson Park when it's a little drier.

post #17 of 17

Found an old High School bud this weekend at the Whistle Stop.  He owns an RV campground...and will give us a great deal.  Got the Business card to contact him too.  Will tell more in the group.

 

Kat

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