Been gone awhile, but back now.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by chris_harper, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi everyone. The old timers might remember me. I joined up like 5 years ago. I went thru some stuff and dropped out for a while. I am back now though! My old smoker I built finally rusted out (the firebox did) so I hauled it off for scrap with some other metal. I kept everything that could be used again though. I am in the process of building another one, and I bought a new Char-Griller Super Pro and a firebox for it yesterday. I have it seasoning right now, with charcoal and some plum wood in it. Can't wait to get back into the smoking again. I have been craving a brisket for a while now. And some ABTs and a fatty! Man I miss those things.
     
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Welcome back!!

      Craig
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Chris welcome back it's good to see ya around again
     
  4. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Chris,

    Sure is good to hear from you again.. hope everything is working out alright for you now and you can get some good smoke time in!
     
  5. Glad your back Chris, will look forward to your smoking adventures, sounds like your pretty well equipped to get going again just keep us informed. LOL!!!!

    Your New SMF Friend,

    Barry  [​IMG]
     
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Chris - I have seen some of your posts and am truly glad to see you back
     
  7. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WB Chris
     
  8. smokinal

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

    Welcome back Chris!
     
  9. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks everyone! I got laid off from my job, went thru a divorce, and then got called back to my job- with the same pay and senority I had. I have to do the mods to the Char-Griller still. Gonna make a baffle plate at work this week if time allows. I work 3rd shift, so I am off on Fri and Sat nights! Perfect for smoking some food! First smoke will be a brsket, a fatty, and some ABTs.

    You have seen some of my posts? Man, you must have dug back some pages- or a thread got pulled to the top. I am back ontrack now. No wife to hold me back on what I want to do when I want to do it.
     
  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Before my time but welcome back.
     
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well talk about timing, your name came across my memory bank just last week. Glad to know you're a survivor, and back into some of the hings you enjoy.Have a great week Chris. It's all good my friend.
     
  12. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Welcome Back there Chris. I hope all is good and you will get back to the old smoking ways soon.
     
  13. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks guys. I have been missing smoking since the smoker went away. Been about a year or so.  I scoped out some briskets this morning when I got off work, but they were all rejects to me. Only one in the 8-12 pound range, and it was not what I look for in a brisket. Did get the fatty base though! Gonna get some peppers and beans Friday for the ABTs and Wicked Beans. Gotta have those with brisket.
     
  14. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Chris!! Nice to see you back amongst the family! Glad to see you're getting back into the smoke!
     
  15. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Welcome back Chris [​IMG]
     
  16. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome back...
     
  17. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Its great to have ya back Chris I also have had your name pop in my head.If my memory is right I belive your old avatar had your X in it with U.seemed a happy couple.sorry for the divorce but life goes on I spose.least your still smoking buddy.
     
  18. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah, it had me, her, and Hunter.
     
  19. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome back friend
     

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