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Hi from Tucson, Arizona

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Hi All,

 

I've been using this site for finding recipes and information for a while now, so decided to join up.

 

I started BBQ'ing about 20 years ago roasting whole pigs in a home-built above ground box oven in Pennsylvania.  Moved to Texas and got introduced to frying turkeys and BBQ brisket.  Back around 2000, my wife bought me  Pitts & Spits BBQ pit for my birthday - started smoking in earnest.  I took my Pitts & Spits to Norway for 2 years when I was sent on assignment there, introduced the Norwegians to real BBQ - they loved it!. I can tell you lots of stories about finding the right kinds of wood, buts of meat and smoking in the snow!  I just got a new Memphis Elite Pellet smoker/grill/oven for Father's day, 2013 and am learning how to use it.

 

I also have done a lot of Dutch oven cooking for large groups of hungry scouts.  I love cooking outdoors, the more the merrier.  When I cook for just a few people, well, we have lots of left-overs!

 

I'm hoping to continue learning - especially if anyone out there has experience with the Memphis Elite.  I'm also happy to share some of what I've learned over the years.

 

Adding some photos - whole pig, ribs in Norway and award winning chili

 

 


Edited by Tucson BBQ Fan - 6/30/13 at 10:57am
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welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

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I have a hard time cooking for just a few.So I always have leftovers in the freezer.

Happy smoken.

David

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Welcome to the forums!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Dave and Stan already have you covered...Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

 

Red

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