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Hello from Livermore, CA!

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Hi everyone!  Really glad to have found this website and community, looking forward to learning and sharing with everyone.


I'm a transplant from Seattle, have lived in CA since 2005: eight years in L.A., going on two years in the Tri-Valley near SF and Oakland.


After cooking on a Weber 22.5" Gold for the last several years (steaks, alder-planked sockeye, chicken), I wanted to branch out into something new and picked up an 18.5" WSM a couple months ago.  Adding it to the mix has made for a really fun summer.  Thus far I've smoked three pork shoulders, a bone-in turkey breast, a couple tri-tips (Santa Maria-style over red oak), and am thinking about smoking my first brisket over Labor Day weekend.

For a while I was sharing pics of my grilling / smoking efforts on FB with family and friends, but after getting some good feedback I decided to start a blog focused on what's become something of a hobby -  One of these days I'll round things out with some home-brewing (as I'd really like to learn how to do that), but for now, it's all grilling and smoking experiences in my back yard.


Aside from all that, I'm a videogame industry support director in the Bay area, a US Navy vet, motorcyclist, LEGO freak, hiker, reader, writer, commuter, and most importantly husband and father.

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Welcome to SMF lots of good info and people on here.


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Hello from a hot East Texas and welcome to the forum. Lots of great information and real good people here. Thank you for your service. Need any help just ask.


Gary S

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Hello , GSB , and welcome to our World :yahoo:


Hang in there and learn (or improve) your talent . We love to guide newcomers (notice I did not say 'teach')


Send lots of Q-view and post anytime , we have forums for most everything.


Have fun and . . .

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Howdy from SacTown GSB.  Glad you're here.  Sounds like you've got your hands full with hobbies you can eat, exercise, ride, and love.  Glad to see you've got your priorities in order.  We've got a lot in common so looking forward to seeing you around the forum.


Nice blog.  Good choice in beers (we love Sudwerk).  Great pics.  You'll fit in perfectly here and get lots of ideas to put that WSM through its paces.


Welcome to SMF!

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I'm also in the SF Bay area, and work as a concept artist in videogames.  Welcome to the site.

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