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Rhode Island Smoking Rookie


Joined Dec 5, 2013
Hello.  I am from Rhode Island and my name is Bill.  I have never smoked before and I am buying myself a Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5 for my Christmas present to myself.  I love BBQ and smoked food.  I travel extensively for work and hit every BBQ joint I can find on the way.  My 2 older boys are now in college in Florida and Louisiana, so my exposure to good quality BBQ has grown over the last few years.  I live on an island and bluefish and mackerel are easy to get all summer long.

I tend to be the kind of guy who researches the bejeezus out of things before I jump in, and my research has landed me here.  This seems like a great site and a great group in these forums.  I am excited to get started with my first smoker in the dead of a New England winter.

Wish me luck, but from what I can tell the WSM 18.5 seems to be a very friendly first smoker.  I want to tackle some baby back ribs and Texas Brisket on my first smoke. 

gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
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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]


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Joined Jun 20, 2013
Hey Bill

Welcome to the forum.  Anything you need to know, just ask and several people will fill you in

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