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Been lurking for a few months, and with the encouragement of Texas-Hunter, figured I'd introduce myself.

By the username you might guess I'm a old computer geek, easier to guess I'm into bbq. If interested, I'll explain the name futher, but won't bore most of you with the details other than to say it means "the BBQ device". Open to interpretation as to whether that's me or the cooker!

I'm a KCBS CBJ, wanna-be competitor, and have been around bbq seemingly all my life. Some catering in the family history, but for me mostly just enjoying the smoke and good times.

Originally from FL, but in NC for 30 yrs now. My first awakening to low and slow and smoke was a "pig pickin" in college. Amazing to see the effects of time and temperature and nature's combustables on the humble pig! It was years later, recreating that treat for others, that I realized the process was also a day-long party!

Happy to be here, amazed at the depth and breadth of topics, and looking forward to learning even more about a favorite pastime!

post #2 of 11
Welcome to the forum Ralph, glad you decided to join in. :)
post #3 of 11
Welcome to SMF. You're sure to enjoy your time here. Remember, we like Qview!
post #4 of 11
Welcome to our place ralph, and yep, alot of folks have fallen victim to the "pig pickins" my friend. Glad to have ya here, I'm sure you'll have alot of fun with all of
post #5 of 11
ralph- any friend of kens is a friend of SMF- glad u joined
post #6 of 11
Ralph welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Have fun and happy smoking
post #7 of 11
Welcome to the smf..........Glad to have you here..........
post #8 of 11
Welcome Ralph, enjoy you stay & send us all some Q-VIEW!
post #9 of 11
Welcome to SMF glad you stopped lurking and joined in. Great folks here.
post #10 of 11
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Thanks for the warm welcome, and will share some old pics and new ones from this coming Sun. as well. A friend has build a stumps clone and we're firing it up for its third run - folks bringing a variety of meats to give it a workout and teach us its secrets!
post #11 of 11
Ralf, welcome to the forum.

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