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Congratulations to the December 2018 Class

Discussion in 'OTBS' started by pineywoods, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am humbly honored to be selected. Thank you all for everything and for taking it to the next level. Merry Christmas to all SMF users. This was truly a great Christmas surprise.

    HoityToit = (from the little German community of New Braunfels, TX)
  2. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    And who might these new faces be? Rustlers, Cut-throats, murders, bounty hunters, desperados, pugs, mugs, thugs, half-wits, nitwits, dimwits, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, vipers, snipers, muggers, buggerers, bank robbers, train robbers, horse thieves, horn swagglers, bush whackers, ass kickers, tin horns, shitkickers, Methodists and members of the OTBS!

    Welcome to you all!
    crazymoon, bbqbrett, dr k and 7 others like this.
  3. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  4. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ...and Coonasses!!;)
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  5. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Brian Thanks for the like it is greatly appreciated.

  6. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow Foamy that's a lot to add at the end of my name I have enough trouble just putting Sr. on there.

  7. zwiller

    zwiller Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ok. The party is over and my head is hurting LOL. In the back of my mind I had a concern of just what my responsibilities are as a member of OTBS. I am huge fan of finding supporting documentation for my ideas and happened to find a good cite from none other than our founder and this really helps me understand and maybe it will help other new members of the OTBS: (I bolded the part that I feel is important)

    Self-proclaimed Fire Poker, Pitmaster, and Smoke Whisperer


    2,242 Posts. Joined 6/2005
    Location: Sapulpa (Pretty Water), OK
    Points: 51

    As the forum owner, I feel personally responsible for the information that is given out especially to the new folks who are looking for answers.

    Most things written on this forum are taken as personal opinions and no one has a problem with that. We all have our opinions.

    However, we will not be slinging personal opinions around when it comes to the topic of food safety.

    I have always tried to stay well versed in food safety and as such, have decided a long time ago that the USDA is an authority on how to cook food and keep it safe for your friends and family.

    (Never thought I would say that about a government agency!)PDT_Armataz_01_03.gif

    The SMF will hold to the USDA regulations with no deviation. These things need no discussion in my opinion.

    I expect OTBS members as well as other seasoned members to make it clear as to what the SMF recommends based on the USDA documentation.

    I will be instructing the mods to edit/delete/lock whatever is necessary to make sure that incorrect information is not being given out.

    I am not asking you to agree.. just know that this is how it will be handled here.

    Most of you may not realize just how far reaching our forum posts are..

    I have seen posts less than 20 minutes old show up in Google searches. Google indexes our forum on a constant basis due to it's dynamic nature.

    This means that people we don't even see are finding the posts in bits and pieces and I need for these pieces to be as correct as possible.

    I can only hope that they will come on over and read the whole thread but there is no guarantee that they will.

    Do your part in keeping everyone safe per the USDA recommendations and if you want to take risks at your own home then feel free to do so.. just don't advise that here.

    I appreciate EVERYONE'S cooperation in this matterPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
    hardcookin, SmokinLogs, dr k and 3 others like this.
  8. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would like to thank you for this honor!
    And congratulations to the other new members...a lot of great people in this new group.
    Thank You!
  9. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you so much for the honor! Life has been crazy lately and haven't been on much but I have still been cooking! I learned so much from the previously named OTBS members that I can't even believe I am considered in the same class. Thank you again and congrats to all the other members!
    crazymoon, dr k and HalfSmoked like this.
  10. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    A Big Congrats to all the new OTBS members

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  11. Congratulations to all!!
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  12. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats all!
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  13. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First time back on the site in quite some time, what an impressive list of OTBS members!! Nice work!
    HalfSmoked likes this.