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A short intro from the Dirt Guy

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I've been posting for a while, I thought it time to update my profile and make a short introduction. My name is Bruce and I live in north-central Oklahoma. I am a third generation operator of construction equipment. My father purchased the company my brother and I now co-own back in 1963. Dad passed away a little over ten years ago. He is the one that first got me interested in grilling and smoking.

Dad built a smoker out of an old propane tank around thirty years ago. It was probably a 500 gallon tank. After he passed away, my brother took possession of the smoker and began to compete in a few KCBS contests in the area. He competes as the "BASS 'AKARD BBQ" team and has adorned the old smoker with fish silhouettes on it. This past summer, he built a new, larger smoker which works very well. It is sixteen feet long, trailer mounted, and has two smoking chambers sandwiching the fire box.

I've always played around with grilling and smoking. I still don't take it as seriously as my brother. A friend (Stonebriar) suggested I get on SMF and check it out. I have enjoyed reading threads and gleaning new ideas. My plan is to build a new combo grill/smoker for the back yard. I am seeing many great ideas for the project--and for new dishes to try.

I hope to learn more from the forum and can hopefully contribute something from time to time to earn my keep. Hope to visit with many around the pit!
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Welcome neighbor!
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Belated welcome....PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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welcome to the SMF Dirtguy. I've enjoyed your sausage stuffed pork loins. They're on my must try list.
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First off welcome Bruce to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
post #6 of 17
Welcome to the SMF.
post #7 of 17
Welcome to the fold - glad to have ya with us
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Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For Those of you New to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.
Click Here it's "FREE"... 5 Day eCourse

Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

How to post Qview to Forum:

When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large IMG setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...

For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial

post #9 of 17
Bruce - Welcome to SMF and thank you for all you teach me... - Steve
post #10 of 17
Welcome to the family Bruce, glad you found us

You will find a ton of good information floating around in here

Don't be afraid to ask questions and remember, the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask.

Check out the 5 day ecourse it is definitely worth it

Good Luck And Happy Smokes
post #11 of 17
Welcome and thanks for the input. I enjoy the post
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Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
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Nice to see ya here Bruce. Welcome to SMF.
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Welcome aboard!
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Howdy & Welcome aboard!!
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the welcome, everyone. I've enjoyed much interaction already.

Merry Christmas to all.
post #17 of 17
Welcome to the SMF, and thanks for the introduction. Here's hoping your smoker plans come to fruition. It's all good my friend.
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