Are you implying some of us are beyond borderline?
I'm retired since Dec '08. That's when the smokin' bug hit me in NC. Now, I'm in Florida and starting again. I was attempting to smoke for just the wife and myself, on a small grill but ended up with too many other folks drooling to the point that I had to feed them too. So, I have now finished modding my OK Joe's Highland and seasoned it. Once this rain lets up, I have an 8+lb butt to smoke and four racks of ribs. This Highland seems to be much higher quality than the CharGriller off set that I had to deal with in NC. Smoking in the cold weather was more of a challenge up there and I really had to work on sealing it up and insulating it. I pretty much gave up smoking in frigid weather. Now, all I have to contend with is the rainy season. If I start early in the day, I can get enough smoke before it starts raining and then finish the cook up in the oven. If I can get four to six hours of smoke on the meat, no one knows I had to use the oven.
Im glad to hear you are active in your church, keep up the good work
Work in the sauna in Mesa Arizona as a Construction Inspector for a local school district. Who can remember June 26.1900? 122 in Phoenix, grounded the airlines from taking off.......
Love to grill and smoke and the info gathered here is priceless...Thanks to all!!!
I like when I am asked my "occupation", because I can say that I'm "unoccupied", like a house with nobody living in it. I started my career as an electrical and instrumentation project engineer and ended it as an IT systems engineer. Along the way I married an engineer, and we saved some money and retired early to a frugal existence in a rural paradise. My main job now is turning dead trees into firewood and then loading them into the woodstove during the Winter.