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Original poster
Nov 11, 2013
I was always a BBQ nut from my first charcoal BBQ in 1968 (Double Hibachi) through 2 more charcoal grills and 5 Gas BBQs (I now have a Napoleon Prestige II).

I then bought a Bradley Smoker which I liked but the cleanup got to me.  Way too much work.

I've had a Big Green Egg for year now and after six months I gave the Bradley to my buddy.

The Big Green Egg suits me fine for my type of cooking and for my birthday the kids gave me a BBQ Guru/Pit Viper to go with it and I'm in heaven.

I've done Brisket, Pork shoulder, Prime Rib, Turkey, Chicken, Ribs, Lamb and it's the best.

gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Jan 6, 2011
Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything   .........  You know that was one of my first grills, cooked a lot of steaks and hamburgers on that thing. When we first got married and lived in an apartment, A friend gave us a double hibachi (back when you could still grill outside your door) easy and quick. Brings back memories  
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Legendary Pitmaster
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Feb 9, 2009
N.E. Oklahoma
Welcome to the forums!  You've found the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who genuinely enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.



Epic Pitmaster
Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

Happy smoken.


gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Jan 6, 2011
Be sure and show us some pictures



Smoking Guru
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Feb 3, 2013
DFW North Texas
Welcome to the forum!  In no time at all you will find this place to be your go to place for making great foods your friends and family will love. The search tool at the top of the page will be your new best friend. 

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