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Joined Nov 13, 2013
Hello all. I am new to the forum. Hoping to get some good recipes and ideas.

I am a 36 year old married father of 6. I am an engineer and work too much. As my username implies, I am bald, have shade my head for many years.


Smoke Blower
Joined Nov 6, 2013
Welcome, Baldsmoker!  I'm almost, but not all the way!  Mine's either turning gray, or turning loose! lol.  I'm pretty new here, too, but you'll like what's happening here!  Good people, good info.  Share a little background on your equipment and experience, if you'd like!  Kind of gives us all a point of reference.


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Welcome to the forums!  You'll find that this is a great place to learn and share ideas on grilling, smoking , curing, etc.  Folks here genuinely enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input, and just ask anytime 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   ......... 
[/h1][h1]  [/h1][h1]Gary[/h1]


Thread starter
Joined Nov 13, 2013
Well, I have a 40" MES. Not the one with the window. I love it. I have used it a few times and have great response on the meat that comes out. I have done pork chops, burgers, boston butt, spare ribs, and am going to do a turkey breast for Thanksgiving. I have a friend that got me going with it (trying to get him into this forum). He has a green egg I think. We share recipes and such between us, and I thought this would be a good way to get some ideas and learn some new things. I love to cook, especially grilling, and that is what got me into smoking. I have only used hickory and mesquite smoke chips to date. Gonna try apple for the turkey next week.


Smoking Guru
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Joined Feb 3, 2013
Welcome!  You will find more information here than you can possibly have time to read!  Lot's of wonderful friendly folks to help with your questions.


Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Oct 31, 2012
Welcome from Canada.


Congratulations on having six children and my sympathy on working too much. I retired last year and worked too much before that.

You will love smoking, it is relaxing and a great thing to do with your family. 

I started smoking when I retired and I got so much help from this forum and the great members. I think you will like it here.


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