Born and raised SoCal boy......

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by chicharon50, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Hello everyone,

    My name is Leo Lopez and I live in the Inland Empire in the State of California, not to far from the Riv Co/San Diego Co line. I spent 13 years as one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children turning wrenches on a Battle Phrog (CH-46E), now I work in....."Waste Management" ;)....lovin' every minute of it. I have been smoking meats on my Char-Griller modified grill with side firebox for approximately four years, searching for mods on the internet has led me to this forum. I finally purchased a WSM 22.5 a couple of weeks ago and can't wait to use it. I've been surfing through the posts and have enjoyed all of the stories and information being shared. 

    About for months ago, A friend and I entered a local rib competition believing we would knock it out of the park. Sadly, upon arrival to the site we realized we where just chum in the water for the sharks. We had a good time and learned a lot, which lead us to hunker down, begin to perfect the art, and give it another shot in a year or so. Glad to have joined this forum and hoping to learn from you all.

    Semper Fidelis.
     
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum!
     
  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. [​IMG]  Thanks for your service. [​IMG]
     
  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard.

    Hope you enjoy that new WSM.

    Welcome home and thanks for your service!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  5. Hey Leo,

    Welcome. Glad to have ya here. I haven't entered any contests but

    your attitude is right on. Get better and better and bring home the

    the trophies.

    Thanks for your service and keep us posted...James
     
  6. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Welcome from Norcal. Pull up a seat and join a great group of people

    Robert
     
  7. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!
     
  9. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome!
     
  10. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  11. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the site Leo! I found this place the same way you did.... lol.

    Grats on the WSM you will love it! I made the same switch you did and almost felt guilty at how much easier it was to smoke on the WSM vs. the Chargriller... lol.
     
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ok, Johnny!  We don't need any more of that until I get upgraded here.  LOL

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  13. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Welcome to SMF its nice to have ya... Have fun and Happy smoking
     
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome from Fallbrook.
     
  15. Thank you all, this sight rocks!
     
  16. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Leo, you'll love the WSM

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  17. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Welcome aboard!
     

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