64, will be 65 December. When I started everything was called bbqing. If I had to nail it down 40+yrs. Liked it so much started comps. About 25 yrs.ago. I knew Johnny Trigg before he was famous.
I,m a young pup of 52, been around open fire pit, dutch oven, bbq and smokeing since i can remembe.....woould have to say though I probaly started smoking on my own around 15...got to say dutch oven cooking and smokeing are my fav
Wait a minute-----Your college roommate introduced you to smoking??
Are you sure of what kind of smoking we're talking about here???
57 here, been grilling and smoking off and on for 40 yrs, had a neighbor who was a SERIOUS wild hog hunter who used to let me hang around the cooker with him, learned a lot as a teenager, cookin pretty good Q but don't know if I ever got as good as he was, his wild pig would melt in your mouth, he made a mean vinegar sauce too, east central florida was pretty wild back then, Bonz