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BigMarkE from Ohio


Joined Nov 6, 2013
Hi.  I'm a long time grilling fan, short time smoker.  I have a 12 year old Char Griller gas grill that I'd have a hard time replacing.  I have a Weber Performer that the wife and son got me about 8 years ago.  I have a Smokey Joe that my brother gave me, and just recently the wife, son, and daughter in law got me an 18" WSM to replace my worn out electric smoker.  It's like having a barbecue hat trick.  I've cooked everything from burgers to pies on my grills, and seriously can't get enough.  

Now that winter is stalking us in Youngstown I see a lot of people putting their grills away for the season, my family doesn't have a grilling season.  I have a section of my garage that is dedicated for my grills, and I don't stop using them just because I have to trade in my crocks for boots.  

Tonight I'm pulling out the Performer, and cooking some western cut ribs with Weber Sweet N Tangy rub, baked barbecued sriracha beans in a cast iron skillet, and some jalapeno cornbread.  I just finished making a couple of gallons of apple pie, but that's not going to be cooled off enough to drink while I'm cooking, so it's going to be Morgans and diet coke for tonight.  

I'm here to see what else everyone else is up to, and pick up any tricks and tips I can get. 

gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined 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   .........  


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Welcome aboard Mark!  Glad you've joined our group.  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.

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