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Greetings from Germany

imightbejosh

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Hi everybody!

I've been lurking and reading a bunch as a non-member and finally joined today. I wish I had done it earlier.

I'm originally from Ohio but live in Germany now. Most of my smoking experience has been on my standard Weber Kettle using the snake or minion method. I've been doing pulled pork this way for years but have recently been trying my hand at ribs.

In the past few weeks, I've been planning to put together a UDS, hopefully with a PID controller. This has been a project that I've been putting off for a few years but I think I'm finally ready to bite.

This seems to be a great forum. The posts I have read through are really informative and everyone is so friendly. You don't get that just anywhere on the internet these days.

Thanks for having me!

~Josh
 

zwiller

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Welcome from Sandusky, Ohio! WOW. Living in Germany is sort of a dream for me. Hope to check it out someday as I am of german descent.
 

SWFLsmkr1

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Welcome

My wife was born in Germany, her sister still lives there. We were going to move there but when we found out i would loose my medicare and her the fed bc/bs we decided against it.

Enjoy the forum
 

imightbejosh

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Welcome from Sandusky, Ohio! WOW. Living in Germany is sort of a dream for me. Hope to check it out someday as I am of german descent.
Oh man, I haven't been to Sandusky in ages! It's so beautiful up there.

Living in Germany is pretty great, but I get pretty homesick for the Buckeye State. I can't wait to be able to travel again and visit my family back home.
 

imightbejosh

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Welcome

My wife was born in Germany, her sister still lives there. We were going to move there but when we found out i would loose my medicare and her the fed bc/bs we decided against it.

Enjoy the forum
Those bureaucratic issues are such a pain! And they've only gotten worse in the last few years.
 

imightbejosh

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Welcome to smf great place here, never been to Germany , my father was there in 1944-1945 with uncle Sam's tours.
Thanks! My late grandpa was a guest here around the same time. He was wounded and taken prisoner, but was liberated by Patton's troops.
 

smokerjim

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Thanks! My late grandpa was a guest here around the same time. He was wounded and taken prisoner, but was liberated by Patton's troops.
My father was wounded in April of 45, luckily he wasn't taken prisoner, what unit was your grandfather in. My father was with the 23rd infantry.
 

ravenclan

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Welcome to the group!
I was stationed in K-town in 86-88! Loved it there and would love to go back to visit. I sure do miss all of the German food. Hard to find here in Oklahoma
 

WaterRat

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Thanks! My late grandpa was a guest here around the same time. He was wounded and taken prisoner, but was liberated by Patton's troops.
Wow, my Grandfather was a tanker in Patton's 3rd Army, 5th Armored division was in the Battle of the Bulge, etc... small world

Welcome to the forum!
 

smokeymose

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Welcome from Sandusky, Ohio! WOW. Living in Germany is sort of a dream for me. Hope to check it out someday as I am of german descent.
Might be a little off topic, but have you ever been to a place called "Manny's" on the south side? I worked in Sandusky for about a week a year for four years and the highlight of the job was getting to hang out at Manny's every evening for dinner and drinks.
 

zwiller

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Might be a little off topic, but have you ever been to a place called "Manny's" on the south side? I worked in Sandusky for about a week a year for four years and the highlight of the job was getting to hang out at Manny's every evening for dinner and drinks.
Oh yeah. Been to Manny's more than a few. Great place but not my usual hang. I want your gig! One week per year LOL I bet something for Cedar Point?
 

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