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New Guy from Illinois

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by Murdy, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Murdy

    Murdy Newbie

    Hello!
    I've been smoking stuff in my backyard for a couple years now (gas grill with a fire box and a Weber Kettle) and been pretty happy with the results (mostly ribs, pulled pork, and a few briskets), but recently got the urge to step it up a notch. Picked up a display unit Masterbuilt, but haven't put it into service yet, but will soon.

    Hit 50 a few years back, spent about half my life in northern Wisconsin, other half in north-central Illinois, outside of a stint in the Army. Beyond BBQ, smoking, and cooking, I like to fish, hunt, garden, and tinker with things.

    Glad to have found this forum.
     
  2. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You're gonna fit right in . Welcome .
     
  3. oldsmokerdude

    oldsmokerdude Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome from next door (Indiana). We're glad you found us as well. Smoking meat and everything else is a great past time for the next 50 years. Let us know if you have any questions.
     
  4. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site, happy to have ya join up

    Chris
     
  5. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome glad to have you on board lot of great guys and gals on here with tons of info. What king of smoker did you get gas or electric?

    Warren
     
  6. Murdy

    Murdy Newbie

    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    It's an electric Masterbuilt. I was stumbling through Lowe's one day and found it sitting amongst the clearance appliances, stainless with a window, fired it up just to make sure it works, but that's it so far.
     
  7. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Welcome Aboard from Wisconsin!

    What part of Northern Wisconsin? My mom's side of the family is from up thattaway!
     
  8. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF!
    Glad to have you join in on the fun!
    Al
     
  9. Murdy

    Murdy Newbie

    Thank you.

    Wausau area, also Madison for a while