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Hello From California

grandpa b

Joined Feb 24, 2014
My name is Bruce and I'm 51 years old. I live in Murrieta, California and I am an avid backyard BBQ enthusiast. 

My wife recently gave me a WSM 22" as a gift. I was used to smoking on a horizontal barrel grill with firebox.  After using my WSM a few times, I must admit I'm happy with the temperature stability.

I discovered this forum while researching my dream machine - a vertical gravity fed smoker. I was more intrigued by the open sharing of recipes, experience and technique throughout the forum posts.

I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas with everyone.


Epic Pitmaster
Joined Oct 7, 2012
Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
Happy smoken.

gary s

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 6, 2011
Hello 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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Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
Joined Jun 20, 2013
Hey Bruce

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 answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.



Master of the Pit
Group Lead
Joined Jul 23, 2012
Hello Bruce, Welcome to the group. This is a great place to share tips and recipes for just about any kind of food you care to mention. Lots of nice , helpful folks on this forum. You will enjoy the time you spend here. That WSM will serve you well too. Have fun.

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