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Hello from NC

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I've been grilling many years, but have only been really enjoying the experience since moving to NC and being able to grill almost year round.

We moved to NC just over 10 years ago from the DC area and have never looked back.

About a year ago a friend of the family gave us an inexpensive smoker that had been laying around that they had only used one time. I found a few online line sites to help, the best, of course, being this one, and began my "smoking" journey.

I pretty quickly realized that the, albeit free, the smoker I had wasn't up to task, mostly because I couldn't control the temperature very well, had to add charcoal too often and was basically making a mess of the food. However I was able to come up with a few meals that proved our initial efforts could bear fruit.

Then I found out about the UDS phenom and located a design that I thought I could accomplish. Thus, Iron Man was born. I am very pleased with the results and am looking forward to trying many new recipes on my home grown smoker.

 

A few weeks back we had some visitors from Italy. In an attempt to give them smokin southern American experience I smoked a pork butt and gave them the pull-apart claws. They decried it was a special experience and truly delicious. 

 

And relying on the community here to make me a better smoker, thanks!

 

 

 

post #2 of 8

texas.gif  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a soggy and drying out day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

 

Gary

post #3 of 8

Welcome to the site Allen.  Pretty work on Iron Man.  Thumbs Up

 

You can use the search function, or ask about anything that comes to mind concerning smoking, here, and you'll find plenty of inspiration.

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Welcome Allen. What part of NC are you in? Look at some of the posts above and you will find several new people from NC and SC. I'm sure you will enjoy this site. The folks are very knowledgable and always glad to offer their help. Good smoking, Joe
post #5 of 8

texas.gif    Cool story

 

 

Gary

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What part of NC. I'm near Lexington.

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Lexington is great BBQ country. I once travelled that area every two weeks and I would eat BBQ on the way up and again on the way home. The biggest problem with that was the relocation of I-85. Good to have you here and good smoking.
Joe
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:welcome1:

               Good Looking  UDS.

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