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Hello everyone, I am Jim B from South Pittsburg Tennessee. BBQ is one of my favorite foods and I have dreamed of building a smoker. This forum is just the place to get ideas and learn from other's experience.
A little about me. I recently "semi-retired" after 40 years working as a histologist. 34 of those years were at Duke University, Dept. of Pathology and Clinical Laboratories. What is histology? It is the preparation of tissue for microscopic examination. I am also a life long fly fisherman and fly tier. My wife and I live in a rural area, enjoy gardening, keeping bee hives and traveling.
Happy Smoking!
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Welcome to the forum JB!


We share a lot of the same passions, in fact, my wife and I were just talking about taking a beekeeping course....sounds fun!

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Knifebld, thank you for the welcome. By all means take the beekeeping course. There is so much to learn about those amazing insects. You will say to yourself  (as I did) 'why didn't I do this sooner.'

keep on smoking...


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Welcome Jim B you and your wife, will enjoy all the reading and creating ideas for dishes. The people on the site are all very helpful. What kind of smoker do you have?

I am a big salt water fisherman, tying buck tails now to loose in the rocks this weekend LOL


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Hello Richie, Thank you for the welcome. We currently do not have a smoker (other than a BBQ grill with a wood chip box). I have always wanted to build an 'out house' style smoker with an external firebox and underground pipe to direct the smoke to the house. I view this forum as a valuable resource for referencing and hope to start that project in the near future.

I fly fish for anything that swims in fresh or saltwater. Bluegills to sailfish. Stripe bass are my favorite, especially in the winter and spring. Sinking fly lines and a big Clouser minnow buck tail streamer... game on!

From this old Jarhead, thank you for your service in a very difficult time in our nations history.


post #6 of 8

Hello Jim, and a big welcome from East Texas


Gary S

post #7 of 8

   Welcome , Jimb. We hope you enjoy our group and make it your home for all your BBQ (anything).


Feel free to post anytime and keep us posted on your cooks and what-not . Send Q-view and narration of your meals and interesting activities .


Oh, and please enter your location in your 'Profile' , make things easier.


Have fun and  . . .

post #8 of 8
Hey Jim

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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