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Hello from South Arkansas

pig sooie

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Hello everyone my name is Brandon and I am from south Arknasas. I recently got out of the Marines and have moved back home. While i was in I got to taste and learn some great BBQ from all over. I was stationed mostly in NC but also Hawaii, so needles to say I have had pig in the ground wrapped in bananna leaves to the tangy sauce of the outerbanks. I have had a brinkman pitmaster that I gave to a friend in NC when I left and now all i have is a weber silver one touch, but it can smoke with the best of them. I am in the process of turning a 60 gal air compressor into a reverse flow with a square firebox, thanks to the wife for buying me that flux core welder.
I have learned alot from the forum so far by just reading as much as possible, to include using the calculator for my build. I will post pics of my build so far when i figure it out and just want to say thank ya'll for the inspiration.
 

pgsmoker64

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Hello Brandon,

 to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.

One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the 
!!!

So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...

  or this...


Good Luck and Get Smokin'

Bill
 

pig sooie

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Got ya, I just posted my build with pics under supplies and equipment, reverse flow, 60gal RF (First Build)  and thanks for my first welcome Bill
 

gary s

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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   ......... Where abouts in south Arkansas, My wife has a lot of relatives in St. Charles, Dewitt, Gillette all down that way  
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pig sooie

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I'm from El Dorado which is directly center of the state close to Louisiana. Where your wifes family is from has some of the best duck hunting in the country. Every once and while I have to take my step daughter over to Texarkana to her orthodontist right on the Texas/Arkansas line, that drive is only about an hour and a half. On the way their in Stamps, AR, on Hwy 82 their is a place call C&C packing where you can get all natural beef and they also have some great bbq. You can Google C&C packing, Stamps, AR and see their website. You can even get a whole or half a side of beef for around $3.75lb. Thanks for the welcome Gary, also check out my build and let me know what you think.
 

gary s

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P-S   know exactly where that is. Back in the 80's I did a lot a work at Lion Refinery in El Dorado ( Not sure what if is called now) Also did some work in Stamps. Was in the Crane & Rigging business also Steel Erection.

Very interested in your build, I am using a RF we built. As soon as it starts to cool off and #2 son's work slows down we have two propane tanks on the ground just waiting to become smokers. We try to one or two every Fall and through the first of the year when construction slows for the holidays. The picture in my avatar is my currant smoker.

Gary
 

seenred

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Welcome aboard Brandon!  Glad you've joined our group.  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  You'll find there are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who genuinely enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.

And thank you for your service to our country!  


Red
 

pig sooie

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Yep it is still here and called the same thing, my uncle and couisin work their as welders. That is funny, until you said something about your avatar is your current smoker, i recongnized it by serching the web RF smokers and it is one of the smokers that brought me to this forum. Nice build
 

gary s

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Thanks  we have built several since that one.  Smoker building is about as much fun as BBQing

Gary
 

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