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Smoke Blower
SMF Premier Member
Joined Feb 8, 2021
Hello All – my name is Rick and I live just west of Houston, TX. Arkansas native but been in SE Texas area from not long after high school.

Although I do not own any special equipment, or techniques, I’ve been around BBQ and Smoking my entire adult life. In fact I never owned a gas grill until just a few years ago when a neighbor had a hand-me-down Weber Genesis for a C-note. It gets me by for my grillin’ needs, but I’ve also been caught throwing in a remote grill thermometer and a smoke tube and turning into a decent smoker for a couple of hours…he he. So you can see where my heart is…and that Tri-Tip was yummy!

I have a few current interests that I want to pick up and learn about:
- curing and smoking, cold smoke and high smoke, and what’s best to do when why and how
- some sort of DIY smoker, versatile for cold and hot smoke
- and since I was a kid I have thought about having a large offset brick smoker (go figure that one…)

My moniker is inspired by my two puppies, Cody and Max; a toy black-tri Aussie, and Max (the cat!), a chocolate Pomeranian. Max just turned eight and Cody is right behind him with a New Year eve b-day!


Master of the Pit
SMF Premier Member
Joined Oct 12, 2017
Hi Rick! Welcome to the forum from NorCal! I am sure you are going to pick up a lot from this forum....


Master of the Pit
SMF Premier Member
Joined Jan 27, 2021
Welcome from Nova Scotia

This is the place for all your smoking needs and great for show and tell



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Joined Jun 22, 2009
Welcome to SMF!
Glad to have you join us!


Smoking Fanatic
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Joined Sep 8, 2009
Welcome to the forum. Lots of people and threads to look at and learn from.
Enjoy and Happy smoking!

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