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Hello from Grapevine TX

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I'm Eric and like the title states I reside in Grapevine TX.  I currently have this little fella and just completed my Salt Lick inspired back yard open pit. Here is a pic of it during construction .  I've got a couple of years experience w/ my trailer and several years experience w/ an electric smoker, but the open pit, will be a first.  I fell in love w/ the Salt Lick the first time I went to Driftwood back in 1998 and always wanted my own open pit and now I do.  I look forward to learning great recipes, different tricks and any info on cooking and smoking over an open pit.

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Welcome, see ya around the forum !
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Thanks for the welcome! Any ideas where I should look for Open Pit inspiration?

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Hey Eric, welcome, nice looking smoker and pit, Post some pictures of the finished pit with some Q, do you use the other smoker?

I have a good friend who lives in Grapevine, really like that area, I can remember when it was just a wide spot in the road, way out in the country.


Gary S

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Hey Gary, I will certainly get some pics of the new pit in working fashion!  I'm getting a grate created now, so hopefully by the end of the month I'll run my first fire through it.  I use my smoker quite a bit, it's parked up here at work, so we try to fire it up at least once a month if not more.  I love Grapevine, it's a great town! One of sales guys is from Whitehouse do you know BJ Kelly by chance? 

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Doesn't ring a bell, but I'm terrible with names. Looking forward to seeing it fired up, Probably have the whole neighborhood watching and waiting.


Gary S

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Hey Eric


Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.



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Thanks Gary!  Am super eager to start playing w/ my new pit.  I'll definitely get qviews up!

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