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post #1 of 12
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I stumbled onto this site yesterday and it saved my life (literally). Little bit about myself: I'm 48 years old, born and raised east coast, moved to KC, MO when I was 19 and got hooked on BBQ, I still have friends send me Gates and Son's (maybe the greatest mass produced sauce ever) and Arthur Bryant's (a close second). I have lived in California for about 20 years and have had a variety of smokers since.

Currently using a Traeger Lil Tex, modified with an aftermarket thermostat to allow more control. I know the Traeger is cheating a little but, I can get up just to mop in the middle of the night and not have to worry about checking wood and adjusting temperature. Have lots of experience with the smoker and all kinds of meat but, still just learning.

Amazingly had never done a brisket (not many to be found in CA, everyone is sold on tri-tip and Santa Maria style BBQ. Joined yesterday, got the crash course in BRISKET and had a very successful smoke on my first try.

Looking forward to spending lots of time with you guys

Don Gray
post #2 of 12
welcome don gray -glad u found us.
post #3 of 12
Welcome aboard Don... there's alot worse things to get hooked on!! LOL
And congrats on your brisket!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #4 of 12
Welcome to the forum Don, glad to have you here. :)
post #5 of 12
welcome to the forum... these people in here have answers to any questions you might have
post #6 of 12

Welcome to the forum. One of the most important rules here is...

If there's no pictures, it didnt happen.

So, unless you can pony up and post some pics we'll just have to assume you're a windbag.icon_smile.gif

Just kidding. Welcome and we look forward to many mouth watering pictures.
post #7 of 12
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Posted pics

Here is the thread with the pics

let me know if i did ok
post #8 of 12
Welcome Don.
post #9 of 12
Welcome- these folks have the experience that makes it work.
post #10 of 12


glad ta have ya. Congrats on the brisket(I hesitate to say send pictures as I have trouble with the sending thing,but) send some Q-view of yer exploits!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #11 of 12
Welcome Don,glad you found us smoking is smoking we are big enough for any wone to smoke on about any thing smoke on
post #12 of 12
Welcome Don , Dang ya made me hungry!
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