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Another new guy

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by peculiarmike, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Was surfing, looking for tips on smoking Italian sausage, found this site, looks fine to me.
    I'm 59, retired early after 36 years of professional railroading (all my life). Grew up in the S.W. MO Ozarks, now just south of Kansas City (BBQ Central) near Peculiar, MO. I'm a barbeque/smoked meat fan from way back. Lived in Minnesota north of Minneapolis 11 years and those folks thought I was really wierd with my smoker going on the patio at 30 below and I had to shovel 31 inches of snow to get to it. Takes a while longer at 30 below. Only thing they smoke up there is fish. They are hard to keep lit.
    Looking forward to learning all I can from this forum and hope I can help someone in return.
    Oh yeah. Just the wife and I, so I use a Brinkman water type smoker that works great. It's really ugly, I've had it since the early 70's. Just keeps on smokin'! I really like apple and hickory, use chunk charcoal. Make my own rub and a bit of sauce.
    I am going to become a barbeque judge. Want to judge at the American Royal and Memphis In May. Wife and I travel a bit, have a toy hauler and take the Harley. I also am an avid bass fisherman and fish several tournaments.
  2. scott in kc

    scott in kc Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Mike, Howdy Neighbor!! I'm from Harrisonville (don't hold that against me!) I look forward to seeing you here at the forum.
  3. icemn62

    icemn62 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome Mike, You seem to have lived a great life so far. Now you are about to have to best of times. Share the knowledge you have, and feel free to ask questions to learn more.
  4. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey, Mike!
    Welcome aboard! I am going to be Gary's echo and say that you really seem to have it together! We have a good thing going here, too! You will find ample opportunity to share with us as well as to learn from the great folks here. Good having you here!
  5. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome Mike. I agree the heardest thing about smoking fish is keeping um lit. lol.
  6. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yah, but Cajun, that's only half the story. They're tough to keep lit 'cause they're so darned hard to draw on! :D
  7. willkat98

    willkat98 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome Mike

    It must stink being so close to the BBQ capital :)

    Again, welcome
  8. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Mike, Welcome to SMF. You have already noticed the quality folks that we have as members here at Smoking Meats. They all contribute to make this the great forum that it is. We look forward to you participating and contributing to SMF.
  9. jlloyd99

    jlloyd99 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Yeh, another person for the MO contingent. There are quite a few of us on here from Missouri. Glad to have you one the board and looking forward to hearing about your smoking adventures.
  10. bekellog81

    bekellog81 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Hello Mike, I also want to welcome you to the Missouri contingent!!!! We are growing strong!!! I am glad to see another member who smokes on an ECB. One question, Have you modified your ECb in any way?? Just wonering. Anyway welcome to the SMF!!!
  11. tommy c

    tommy c Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Wecome Mike! I'm from wisconsin and seem to be the only one so far. Yes i'm a packer fan as well. Cheesehead thru & thru. Look forward to chat'n sometime.