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Noob from the Central Coast of California


Joined Jan 24, 2014
Hi all,

As far as background goes, I worked for a BBQ caterer through college for extra funny money. Have been grilling ever since (30+ years). Almost mandatory in this area being close to the origins of the Santa Maria Style BBQ. Started smoking a few years ago with a gas smoker my father never used much. This is a great forum with volumes of info. It's going to take some time to work my way through it. Thanks.


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Hey, big welcome 74Sharps!  Folks here are always asking about tri tip and you sound like an expert!  Although well known out here on the WC that cut of meat is lesser known back east, but folks are learning!  Have fun!  Friendly folks here.


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Welcome to SMF. Glad you found us.

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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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