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post #1 of 40
Thread Starter 
Well, it's official today. I have been a member here a year, and as far as my smoking skills, what a year it's been!

As some of you know, I have been a decent cook out of neccessity <heh> for quite a while, and have made sausage and other processed meats for a few years now. But the one thing I really never got QUITE right was the "seasoning" of meats- and other things for that matter- with smoke.

One of the best and in my opinion most important concepts I learned here is the "Thin and Blue" concept. Now, don't get me wrong... I learned a ton about prep, seasonings and other things too. But the Thin Blue is what set my Q free!

I'd like to take a bit of time and thank all who have helped me to the skill and confidence level I have attained in this short time, and there's been alot of ya. Some folks have moved on to other places to hang out, some are still around. No matter- I DO thank you for the education!

And a special thank you to Meowey for the nomination to the OTBS... I was and still am extremely proud of the honor of being included in that group of folks! And I hope I have helped others in the quest for the sometimes elusive Great Q with Thin Blue along the way as all OTBS members aspire to do.

To another year! Cheers! \_/
post #2 of 40
You are most welcome!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #3 of 40
Hey Rich, about the same amount of time I've been here. Let me add to your post by saying that you have added a ton of info yourself and have helped me out several times. Thanks.
post #4 of 40
hea Rich, congrats on the 1 year and i just got to throw in a few things. the knowlege you share with us all is indispensable!!! you are great with us newer members and seem to help us in many ways. the encouragement to try something new, the help when maybe things not all going well. i could go on but everyone knows what i talkin about. again congrats on the aniv. and thanks for everything!!!!
post #5 of 40
Congrats Rich! I've seen the number of posts(7000+)but didn't pay attention to your amount of time here. I just assumed you'd been on here for a few years.

Your posts are always helpful, informative, friendly, and humorous. I still get a kick out of you finding the piece of jerky under your van seat and eating it proving that curing has value. The was priceless!

I want to personally thank you for hanging out here helping me and others take on smoking processes we may not have tried out of intimidation. My ham this past Easter is a prime example.

You sir exemplify what SMF is all about!

On edit, you also had a Stanley Cup thrown in there!

post #6 of 40
Congrats, Richtee! It sure is nice to know that if you have a problem or a question, all you have to do is post here, and receive the needed help in a short time. I too have learned a lot from this forum. Keep on smokin'icon_exclaim.gif .
post #7 of 40
Well Said.... Congrats Rich......PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #8 of 40
Thanks Richtee Fro all the help you have been with me espically on my briskets.. The reason this site is so great is because of people like you.. Again Thanks and Congrats... PDT_Armataz_01_37.gifPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #9 of 40
Congrats Rich. If I can learn half of what you have in a year I will be happy. Your posts are allways very helpfull and I have learned allot from them allready. Congrats again, and thanks. Sorry, but I wont say Go Blue.
post #10 of 40
Congrats on the 1 year buddy. You have been a great teacher of Q here yourself. It was great to meet you in person and alot of fun cooking with you and your bro. Hope we can do it again.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #11 of 40
Well said! Congats on the anniversary!

air do shlÃ*int\_/ \_/

post #12 of 40
Rich, I agree with others, you one of the big reasons the SMF keeps on its mission to welcome, educate and train new folks in the ways of smoking.... Others take after your example and it is great to see.

I appreciate the help you have provided me and the friendliness in reaching out early on.

I am one of the few that has had the opportunity to meet you in person and I can say you are as much a geek in person as on here and I appreciate it. biggrin.gif
post #13 of 40
Dittos on what has allready been said PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
Happy anniversary. biggrin.gif

post #14 of 40
And here I thought I was learnin from you! Oh yeah, I am! Your advice is always right on the mark. Thanks to you for a great year!

By the way... Over 7000 posts in only one year! You got too much time on your hands buddy!
post #15 of 40
Hopefully in year 2 he will come out of his shell. biggrin.gif

Happy anniversary.
post #16 of 40

What , that's less than 20 posts a day icon_rolleyes.gif

post #17 of 40
Congrats Richtee, you have been a very helpful and contributing member. I can always look to your comments for good direction. Glad to be in line with you as part of the OTBS.
post #18 of 40
Happy Anniversary ya old dawg. Carry on Mr Tee.
post #19 of 40
Cheers \_/
post #20 of 40
Thread Starter 
Heh...thanks Piggie. And thanks everyone... but mostly the new folks, and especially the beginners. 'Cause that's my biggest fun here. Helping someone realize their culinary potential, to the limits I can help, anyway.

Life is too short to eat lame food or drink crappy beer! <Or bourbon...heh>
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