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Hello from YankeeRob

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Hello, I’m Rob Mongeon of the NEBS team Green Mountain Smokeshack out of Colchester, VT just 70 miles south of the Canadian border. I’ve been smoking for 6 years. I started out on a “Big Baby†homemade smoker which was built out of 2 (55) gallon steel drums mounted horizontally using a stove leg and door kit. You can see the plans for it here:

Last year we finally got serious and bought a Char Griller Smokin Pro and a Guru to haul to BBQ competitions in the NorthEast. We were middle of the pack but got 10th for sausage. This year we got even more serious and our competition setup is a Caldera Tall Boy with a stoker and a WSM with the guru. I do chicken and ribs on the WSM and the rest on the Tall Boy. We also do a little catering to pay for all this neat stuff. This year we’ll just about break even.

My other hobby is “contesting†or recipe contests. I’ve been featured on Food TV twice – once for Build a Better Burger in 2005 in an episode title Build a Better Burger II. The other time was for the 2007 National Chicken Cooking Contest – episode titled $100,000 Chicken Cooking Contest.

Still yet another hobby is home brewing and mead making which I do in the fall through spring.

My day job is a Web Developer for Gardeners Supply Co – pretty much writing software which runs our ecommerce site. I hope to be writing software for the stoker when I get a chance.

Nice to meet you all!

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Hey Rob,
Glad to see you're here. Looks like we both came out on SMF the same day! I can never thank you enough for hooking me with smoking. Warren was a a lot of fun. Can't wait to team up with you at Harpoon..WOOHOO!!!

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Welcome Rob!
I watched the build a better burger contests....Great recipes!!
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Welcome to SMF Rob looking forward to some of that Qview and those recipes that you are able to share
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Wow... Welcome to the site.

it sounds like you have tons of experience. I look forward to learning from you.
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Welcome! looking forward to the recipe's and Q-view
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Hey Rob,

Glad to have a handyman in the site and TV personalitybiggrin.gif. Enjoy the site and have fun.

Can I have your autograph, lol. icon_smile.gif
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Welcome to SMF!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


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Glad you've joined us at SMF! Definitely glad to have someone with skills like yours. Look forward to reading your future posts! biggrin.gif
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Welcome YR from WR.
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Welcome aboard............
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Welcome to the SMF. Great info and nice poeple here.
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Rob, Nice intro. Glad to have ya and I look forward to learning from you.
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Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to sharing recipes.
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