Hello from a husker in Kentucky

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Apr 8, 2007
Lexington, Kentucky
So ok i've been wondering lurking around these halls a week or so and figured Probably should go ahead and introduce myself.

pssst DeeJay thanks for the link and the chat in the room btw. made me fell welcome.

My name is Kevin Roark, I live in Lexington, Ky been here about 7 yrs. I'm from nebraska and am a die hard HUSKER fan, but love all College football.
I've been "what i thought" Q'ing for years. Ok so I knew a few years back that I was really just Grilling. I've tinkered with smoking with vertical smokers and horizontal smokers. mainly chicken parts, steaks, smaller pieces of meat mainly. btw, nothing better than a hickory smoked hamburger. I was raised on them and never had a burger any different till I was long away from home.
I've recently purchased a new grill/smoker. It's a Chargriller, new model for this year. It has 2 separate cooking areas one gas the other charcoal with a firebox on one side and an extra burner on the other. I'll try to upload a picture of it. I'm loving it.
I've taken Jeff's 5 day coarse and read through several post and links. I'm using Jeff's rub on a 9lb Boston Butt as I type. I let the rub set on the Butt for about 12 hours in the frig. and have just put it in the smoker. Now lets hope that by tonight I've done everything correct and have a beautiful piece of meat to pull apart.
Ok, i got off the subject of intro a bit.
I'm 43 years old, a bit impatient (something that I have to really work at while at the smoker) I love the smell of smoke.
My smoking has mainly like a said before been smaller pieces of meat chicken thighs, legs steaks and burgers, and baby backs. I've experimented with rubs with the ribs and for the most part turned out ok. but never really understood times much until now. Not sure I totally understand them yet but I am aware of watching and maintening.
Ok I'm rambling I'm going to hit the post button before I reread this and change my mind.

See ya in the halls.

Welcome Kev! Glad you joined us!

You stated that patience is key. I agree. I get better results when I let it happen as opposed to being impatient and forcing the issue. If you can, please post pictures. We love food pron! Keep us posted.

Take care, have fun, and do good!


Welcome to the SMF Kev. Very glad you decided to join in the fun with us all. Sounds like your up and running and on your way to some incredibly tasting pulled pork. Once that passes your taste buds, there will be no turning back for you...trust me

Great bunch of folks here so jump right in and post often, and like was said earlier, we love food porn if ya can.

Glad you found us !!!!
Welcome Kev! Good bunch of folks here, got a question, just ask!

Good luck on that butt, and hope ya can post us some pic's (we LOVE food porn)
Welcome to SMF from one Husker fan to another. GO BIG RED I hope you learn as much as I have from the forum. The forum made my bbq from average to excellent according to my wife. I think she just likes having me cook instead of her! Good luck with the pork butt, I hope it turns out excellent.
Welcome Aboard Kevin -

I was nice chatting with you too the other night. We do have the friendliest people on the net - they just don't always log out of chat the right way and it looks like they don't want to talk to you!

There's also a vast amount of experience levels and equipment to help you along the way.

Have Fun!
Glad you are here, Kev. Years ago, had the great pleasure of spending a fall weekend in Grand Island. Husker football shut down the town entirely - go red!

I, on the other hand am a buckeye through and through. Look forward to talking about queing!
Welcome aboard. Please feel free to share and remember that there is a wealth of knowledge here. If you don't see what you are looking for, please ask.
Hey Kevin! I love Lexington, come to Keeneland every year and see my good friends the McBrayers there. Welcome from Margaritaville!

Welcome aboard. I am very curious to see pics of this cooker! (I didnt see it on Char Griller.com) Sounds like a great cooker. You'll be very happy here with the SMF family. Welcome again.
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