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Hello from Tucson Arizona

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by gringodave, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. gringodave

    gringodave Fire Starter

    Hello again SmokingMeatForums!! My name is David Francis and I now reside in Tucson Arizona. I was somewhat active here a while back as KYDave but I intentionally turned my life upside down by selling my business and my home of 17 years in Southern Kentucky to relocate to Tucson AZ. I’ve started a new (print) magazine here called Tucson Happenings and it’s going well. We are still in the struggle stages of startup so I’m not sure how often I will be able to visit here, but I missed you guys.

    My first roll call on 8/31/11 is here http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/110837/greetings-from-southern-kentucky

    Upon arrival in the Old Pueblo, I procured another Char-Griller Duo with the smoke box  – I know I complained about this grill before but for the money, it’s hard to beat. The only modification I did to it was installing a seal on the smoker side to help me regulate the temperature. She’s still a bit moody but she’s serving me well. I am looking forward to connecting some kind of guru controller to her so I can smoke at lower temps and with more accuracy. She’s only a year old but holding up much better this time. I credit the low humidity but also I am taking better care of her too. No – I didn’t name her, and this is the first time I’ve even referred to my smoker as a she. It seems appropriate because she takes a lot of attention, much like my wife of 30 years. (grin)

    I’m just an old guy with a passion for cooking. It’s something that I enjoy and I’m doing my best to learn to do it better. You all have helped in the past. I’m looking forward to learning from you again and sharing my adventures too. Thanks for a great place to do so.

    David Francis
  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us again! 

    We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per TulsaJeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

  3. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but don’t hesitate to start threads and ask also!

    We have an ”Articles” section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!
  4. gringodave

    gringodave Fire Starter

    Thanks Kat! I didn't read them again this time but just finished. Seems the same. I mentioned my company but that's all... no links and I don't intend to post here as a way to promote my company - besides it has very little to do with smoking meat anyway. (grin)

    Thanks for the offer to help - I will do my best to help when I can too.

  5. gringodave

    gringodave Fire Starter

    Thanks for the welcome!! I love the search feature and have been using it for years. And you're right, the articles are VERY useful too. Thanks again!

  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Gringo...you are fine.  Something have changed a little bit and we are wanting to let everyone know.

    Glad you are back with us!

  7. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    [​IMG]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.   



  8. gringodave

    gringodave Fire Starter

    Thanks Gary! That's exactly why I rejoined. I really enjoy this group.
  9. welcome back dave! some things have changed a bit, but one thing fer' sure that has not changed is the awesome Q-views! lol. was just in tucson not too long ago at Davis-Monthan AFB. thats home to me. well, one of em at least. haha. good to have ya back.
  10. gringodave

    gringodave Fire Starter

    Thanks TurnAndBurn! I was stationed there in the 80s - both my sons were born there too. This is home and we're happy to be back. Now to put a Sonoran spin on my southern BBQ. (grin)

  11. aww hell look out now. lol. :) im originally from lake havasu city AZ. i used to be stationed at Edwards AFB in California and worked on B52's..use to fly into the boneyard all the time. lotta good memories.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2013
  12. gringodave

    gringodave Fire Starter

    I was a BUFF crew chief at Castle back in 1985! Flew almost everywhere as a C-9 flight-mech (think flight engineer). Feet firmly on the ground now - unless they are on the cooler near the smoker waiting for something juicy and tender to come out. Nice to meet you!

  13. crew chief ayy! i was/am engines...hell, engine mechs and crew chiefs go hand in hand.. and ill drink to that sir...cheers brother!
  14. gringodave

    gringodave Fire Starter

    Cheers brother! [​IMG]