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Hello from southeastern Pa!


Joined Jul 9, 2016
Hi everyone! My name's Chris and I live outside of Philadelphia, Pa. I've been grilling most of my adult life but discovered the joys and superiority of wood/charcoal and smoking about 6 years ago.

I have a 2 zone Backyard BBQ charcoal grill (the older model from Sam's club with the crank beds, not the lever adjust) which I grill and smoke on, it's leaky, inefficient, but it works for now.

I also have a bullet style smoker which I'll sometimes use also, and a 22" Weber kettle.

I'm an HVAC/maintenance tech by trade. Eventually I want to either build or purchase a better quality smoker.

I smoke anything from chicken to fish and I grow/smoke my own chipotle peppers too.

As you can see, I've been known to weave bacon and wrap things in it for the smoker:

I enjoy craft beer, and have been making wine with my dad for years. I've also recently started making my own beer.

Looking forward to learning from all you fine folks, and hopefully contributing some valuable posts myself.

Thanks for having me!


Master of the Pit
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Joined Feb 7, 2015
Welcome Chris!  Glad you joined us.  Looking forward to your contributions.



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Glad to have you aboard!

Nice bacon wrap!


gary s

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  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from another hot day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.


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