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GDAWG404 New Member Annoucement


Joined Feb 15, 2014
Hi all in the SMF NATION!!!

Just a little background on my self:

I'm Georgia bread and born, proud southerner, and rabid Georgia Bulldog fan ( going on 14 years of being a season ticket holder, haven't missed a home game in Athens since I started !!)

Being from the South, BBQ is just a way of life and I love it..Had an opportunity to learn from a neighbor that competed in local GA competitions and I've been hooked ever since!!!!

I've been smoking & grill anything from Pork butt, ribs, turkey each T-day, steaks , fish an whatever else I can convince the wide to give me an excuse to grill or smoke some meat!

I've had decent success and most important I have a blast doing it!!

I've been using the ole common Chargriller smoker w/ side firebox but it finely had its day!! Reading this site is what lead to my desire to start researching a new smoker but knew I needed to be able to grill things as well. Looked at a lot of higher end grills like Lang, Gator, and others but when I got the slap of the $ that comes with those higher end grills , I knew I had to do some research and find something in between to be less impact to the ole wallet ..

I ended up getting a Oklahoma Joe Longhorn simply due to the amount of info/mods/feedback on this website and after market product support for this grill due to its popularity and price range. I plan on doing a full review and pics of my mods here soon.

I want to give special thanks to hardrockchina & Ski-Freak due to the detail reviews/posts& pics of their mods.

This site seems to be a great resource and knowledge base. I look forward to posting and maybe I can help someone like the members of this forum helped me just by reading !!

Thanks again and look forward to being a member!!


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
Joined Jun 20, 2013
Hey GDAWG404

Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answere—all right.  LOL  Don’t forgt to post qviews.



Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Welcome to the fun, Gdawg!  Glad you've joined our group.  Congrats on the new Okie Joe...show it off with some qview when you get the chance.  We love to see pics of your food, your cooks, your gear, etc.

Happy smoking!


gary s

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 6, 2011
Hello GDAWG404, 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.   
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