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Been grillin' for most of my life, BBQing and smoking for about 2-3 years now. Have a slightly tweaked silver smoker, nothing fancy (but I have  been sketching out my brick BBQ/Pizza Oven/Propane Forge, just waiting to buy a nice house to build it).  Work at a farm supply, where I we sell 100% mesquite lump at 40lbs for 14.50 (I get it at about 30% off) so, it's my primary source of fuel, though I do get hardwood briqs once in a blue moon (particularly on 3-day weekends when I underestimate my fuel stocks by about 20lbs, like this one)


Doing a 5lb pork shoulder today, smoked with pear chunks soaked in wheat beer on a mix of a few huge mesquite chunks and briqs.


Also into backpacking, making things and growing food.


Think I have a bit to share and a lot to learn. . .


Hello world.


post #2 of 15

Welcome to the SMF. Sounds like you got a good meal in the makings. Post some pictures of that pork so we can all drool over it.

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Welcome, you will find that the people in the forum are extremely helpful.

 I see that you are into backpacking, I was born in southern California, but live around Rancho Cordova. If you want to see the most beautiful country in the world, try up around Echo Lake, its near southern part of Lake Tahoe. I still dream about the times I spent there, I now live in New Jersey, the pits.

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Echo lake is awesome, got drug out there about five years ago by a few friends who have a cabin about 30 minutes away. Gotta say I'm spoiled though, living amongst the redwoods and all now.


This isn't much of a drooling dinner, just a slow smoke for the wife and I and for a few sandwiches this week, we'll see what I work up for tomorrow, when we've got seven of us in the backyard. ;)


Also, tryin' CowGirl's apple dumplings tonight. I love grilled and smoked deserts, and hers looks tops!

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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.

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Welcome to SMF!

 Yes ,Cowgirls food makes us all drool.

She's had more marriage proposals from here on the site than i can count.

post #7 of 15

Welcome to SMF - glad to have you here - looking forward to your qview

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Welcome to SMF, 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 eCourseE

post #9 of 15

Welcome to smf, glad you're here, sounds like you've already got your feet wet, through up some great qview, and good luck with using the vast knowledge you're gonna learn here. Also check out the free 5 day ecourse.

post #10 of 15
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The site already changed my evening's menu! Got the dumplings smoking now!


Okay, I shuffled around (pardon, I'm cooking as I write) and have no idea what a qview is. Care to share a link?


Will check out the e-course while digesting this evening, unless the wife and I watch a movie.

post #11 of 15

Q view is pics of your smokes aka food porn

post #12 of 15

Welcome to SMF from Nor Cal also

post #13 of 15
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Where in Norcal, bmudd? I'm smack dab in the middle of Mendocino county.


Like your avatar, everyone here owes something to the firefighters who pulled our a**es out of the fires in '08. . .

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Where in Norcal? 

Welcome aboard you will like it here. I have some family in Lodi & was born in Stockton. Stationed in Oakland in '72 & camped up by Bridgeport.

post #15 of 15

Welcome to SMF!! Lots of good folks and information here...

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