Howdy from West Texas

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by dwhite1031, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. dwhite1031

    dwhite1031 Smoke Blower

    I'm new to the forum & smoking meats. While I've always enjoyed cooking & grilling, I'm anxious to begin stepping into the smoking world. My wife, 3 dogs, & I reside in Midland, TX. I've been an IT specialist with the Texas Dept of State Health Services for 19 years & my wife is a coding specialist in the medical field. Our 4 kids are grown & have blessed us with 13 grandkids, all that think Pawpaw is the kids!
    I'm 16 months from retirement with the State of Texas & hope to spend that time enjoying fishing, traveling, honey-do's around the house, golf with gang, & grilling & smoking.
    I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2012 & I'm in my 3rd year of treatment. I go to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on a regular basis & I have the world's best medical teams in my corner. My Oncologist encourages my love of grilling & making that part of a healthy cancer fighting diet & lifestyle. So while I continue to kick cancer's butt, I want to take that up a notch & include smoked meats to it.
    Since I'm a "worm" (that's oilfield lingo for a beginner) in the smoking world , I went with a simple smoker & picked up a Char-Broil 800 Vertical Propane Smoker. I look forward to learning from the experience of the other members & making the neighbors jealous when that smoke begins to blow around the neighborhood.
  2. [​IMG]   Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a hot & partly cloudy day in East Texas and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

    We will sure keep you in our prayers


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