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Newbe from Virginia

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I am new to the forum. I found you guys while searching on tips to use my new smoker. my first smoker was a Brinkmann Smoke'N Grill. it worked OK but was very limited. Since I love to cook pulled pork and ribs I neede to make a move up. so now I own a Landmann Black Dog 42. no mods yet. I am still learning. I know next to nothing about smoking except that I have done quite a few pork butts with my old Brinkmann with some good results. any advice will be taken to heart.,

have a great day

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welcome to the smf,, where ya at in VA? Rocky mount here, you will learn alot about it here, sounds lik your already on a good track though.

maybe you will teach us a thing or two.
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welcome to the smf,, where ya at in VA?

Hey Krusher I am in Virginia Beach. anybody that knows the Ocean Breeze water park will know where I am. PDT_Armataz_01_36.gif
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Is that where the big gorrilla is??

My uncle is into real estate down there, he lives in the the condos rite there across from rudee inlet and my parents live over in the green run district.
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I'm in the Newport News area. Down the road from the AMC24.

We should all get together sometime, smoke some food and have a few beers. smile.gif
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Welcome to the SMF, Joe! Lived just north of Ocean Breeze from 95 till 00. Great location. Beach Bully is not bad for Que nearby either. This is a great to get tips and learn.
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Welcome Joe. Many great things to learn here.
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Welcome to SMF!
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Welcome Joe, from another Virginian. Any good bbq joints in Va Beach? We are vacationing in Williamsburg in a couple of weeks. We are going to try Pierce's, they say it is great.
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Welcome!! You'll like it here! I just joined the smf just last week and have gotten a ton of great tips!!
post #11 of 16
Beach Bully - 19th St at Baltic at Va Bch oceanfront
~ They have good pulled pork sammies

You have Pierces covered. (good Que but a little too much sauce for my preference)

Doumar's has been around forever in Norfolk, too:

If you go see the USS Wisconsin (great to see) near Nauticus, go by there.
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Welcome Jkasperows, the advise will be coming, I think everyone here likes to share thier art.Good luck and see ya in the forum.
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you got it Krusher. I live a mile from rudee inlet and about three blocks from the "gorrilla"biggrin.gif
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Pierces is OK. I guess most locals like Beach Bully but nothing is a good as most small (home made) joints.
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Sounds Great! thats my kind of Saturday.
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Agree on this. There were not that many of these little joints there IIRC.

Beach Bully did 'grow up' out of a being a small place as I went to that location (just south of Laskin Rd / Baltic Ave I think) before they built the new place. (others told me it had been around quite a while)

But now that you make your own that is pretty much as good or better, why bother?

BTW -- Doumars has been in Norfolk since 1904! (see web link)
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