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Joined Dec 14, 2013
Good morning.  My name is Jon Bates and I live in New Concord Ohio.  It is raining/sleeting/ snowing right now with a temp. of 34 degrees which is about 20 degrees higher than yesterday so life is good.  I have not received my new rec-tec grill yet but will get it Monday.  I'm new to pellet smoking and looking to learn everything I can.


Master of the Pit
Joined May 12, 2013
Hello Jon and Welcome to our addiction.  A word of warning: There is no 12 step program for this one!  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!



Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Hi Jon and welcome to the family!  Congrats on the new Rec Tec!  I bet you'll love it.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything, someone here will surely have the answer.


gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 6, 2011
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..........
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