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I am hooked from California

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by gmeans, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Hi guys,

    I just retired from higher education at Georgia Southern University and have moved to San Diego.  Most of my time in the last few months has been spent getting the house fixed up, gardening and doing "honey do's."  It is now time to get smoking again.  I have had a little experience, mainly with my Weber, which is great.  I got a Bradley 6 rack digital about a year ago and have smoked with it 3-4 times.  I have been following Jeff's e-mails for some time and am really excited about being part of this group.  Everything I have read is really good, even when there is disagreement.  I be a smoking! Gary
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF Gary from NorCal. Also congrats on the promotion to retired.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2010
  3. Thanks, yep I should have retired 6 years ago.  It is great to do what I want to do, which is smoking and gardening.  By the way, I sure had a lot of great smoked pork and chicken in Georgia.  Southerners truly know how to smoke and grill that stuff.
  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    and sweet tea too Im sure.
  5. Gary welcome to the group.  I just joined myself and everyone here is very nice and helpful.
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Hello Gary and WELCOME from Fallbrook. Glad to have ya here in San Diego and on the forum.

  7. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Howdy from way down in south louisiana.

     Ain't no better addiction than smokin .
  8. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. [​IMG]
  9. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! 
  10. Scarbelly,

    I am in Vista.  Small world.  I just finished smoking a brisket today.  Got an interesting twist on doing it from a friend in Texas.  Just sitting down to dinner, so I will give a report tomorrow.  It sure looks and smells wonderful.  Gary
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome Gary to SMF. You will learn to like this place for there are allot of really good folks here that would do help you with anything to do with smoking. I would also recommend that you sign up for the E-course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good techniques also. So go grab your butt and get to smoking and then don't forget the pictures (Q-view) here so we can enjoy your smoke with you.

    So Welcome To Your New Addiction  
  12. Thanks all for the warm welcome.   I just got the thread for posting pictures, so now I will join photobucket and try to send some pics the next time I smoke something.  One thing that worked well this weekend was smoking the brisket.  Per a suggestion from Texas, I cooked it in a dutch oven for about 2 hours.  It was filled with about 1/3 beef broth and a tea of bay leaves.  I then smoked it for about 5-6 hours at 190-200 degrees.  It came out fantastic, moist, tender, and smoky.  Life is good.
  13. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Gary! Yea man, us southerners sure do know how to smoke a thing or two! And I just made a gallon of sweet tea. So welcome to SMF and I look forward to some of your smokes.
  14. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard [​IMG]