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Hello From Rancho Cucamonga!

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
What a great day to find some smokin' friends!

I've been smoking for quite a few years, mostly by the seat of my pants!

I started out with a bullet style charcoal water smoker, then graduated by converting it to electric. After a few years of that my wife got me a new braunsfels wood smoker I've been using for years. After saving up my pennies I got a SmokenTex electric and have been using that for the past four years or so as well (just recently had to replace the heating element!)

I smoke mainly for the family (smoking a turkey for Thanksgiving has been a family tradition for over 10 years now). I've done pork shoulder, goose, chicken and turkey (of course), and we do a mean salmon. Have never done ribs (I'm sorry!), but will be doing that this winter - you can bet on it!

I'm now venturing out and discovering the wonderful ways of smoking cheese. We're starting a nut roasting business, and finding ways to broaden our offerings - so I figure cheese may be the easiest to start with.

Anywho, looking forward to making many new friends here!
post #2 of 13
Welcome one from Rancho, glad to see another So. Cal smoker join the ranks of the SMF. You''ll find plenty of great ideas, tips, laughs, and friendly members who are willing to help you. Any chance that you''l be at the Tamale Festival in Indio this December? I make it a ritual.
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi chipotle Dude;

Thanks for the welcome!

As a matter of fact, my wife and I are planning on going. We LOVE fresh tamale's!
post #4 of 13
Welcome to the SMF Familyicon_exclaim.gif

Your family @ home may think you have gone nuts or inhaled to much smoke but we would love it if you would take pics of your smokes & post some Q-view PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif.

There is lots of information here & sounds like you have some to share tooicon_smile.gif
post #5 of 13
first off...........welcome................

ribs.......YUM............but don't forget butts and briskets........you haven't lived till you have done a all niter brisket...............tho you pay for it the next day......hehehe.........did one this last sat. nite......don't remeber much of sunday tho........hehehe

but........once again.........welcome

post #6 of 13
Welcome to SMF!
post #7 of 13
Baron Patrick
Welcome to SMF !!!
My gut tells me you are going to fit right in and really like it here.....
post #8 of 13
Welcome to the SMF, questions are always welcomed here and we love to see Q-View
post #9 of 13
Howdee! Glad ya found the SMF. And I'll be willing to bet a butt that you'll be glad you did too :{) These folks are GOOD!
post #10 of 13
Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you with us.
post #11 of 13
welcome BP.

post #12 of 13
Welcome aboard the SMF.
post #13 of 13
Welcome, BP! Glad to have you with us. Looking forward to the experience you have to share. smile.gif Folks here are friendly and always willing to lend a hand with any questions you might have so ask away.
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