Smokers, Whats your age and how long have you been smoking???

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by abokol, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. wmarkw

    wmarkw Smoking Fanatic

    I'll be 33 in April and have been smoking for 3 years. Started on a electric ECB, upgraded to a smoke vault last year and just got my first charcoal cooker last month. Learned a lot from this site and I love this hobby!
  2. surgem7

    surgem7 Fire Starter

    I will be 80 if I can make it 22 more days. Been smokin for two years now.
  3. I am 43, and have been smoking 10 years now. Thanks to this site, I am making great bbq now.

  4. Im 28 been BBQing for several years, cooking most my life, and started smoking off and on with my bro about 2 or 3 years ago... started smoking on my own a few months ago... Love the site, the people on here, and the ideas & tips that come from everyone... keep on smokin!
  5. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    42, been grillin' for a long time, but started smokin' about 1,5 yrs ago.
  6. smokednarwhal

    smokednarwhal Meat Mopper

    I'm 36 and just getting into it, I wish I had started earlier.
  7. I am 25 will be 26 in may. Have been coocking on a gas grill for probley 10 years but just got into smoking about 6 months ago and love it. The things I have learned from this site have helped me more than any cook book could evere try to do. Thanks a lot guys.
  8. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    i'm 30. i've been rocking the ECB for about three years. i converted to propane some time ago and never looked back. all hail propane! probably going to pick up a CGSP in a week or so... planning on installing the afterburner in that one too!
  9. I just turned 59, started out grilling at a young age and then when my father in law got his first webber I started smoking turkeys about 30 years ago, then I bought my first smoker ( charcoal Brinkman) many years ago and switched to a two door propane about two years ago.
  10. papad

    papad Smoke Blower

    I'm 59. Been grilling for ever, but bought a SNP about 10 years ago. Never really did much smoking on it, used it mostly for grilling. I don't even remember why I suddenly got interested in smoking all of a sudden, but I quickly found out I didn't know anything about it. Maybe it's because I gave up cigs five years ago and I'm looking to replace one kind of smoke for another. [​IMG]

    Then I stumbled across this site about a year ago and everything has changed. Now I think about smoking all the time. I'm even getting a GOSM hopefully in a couple of weeks. (Bass Pro was out of them last week. Said they would have some more in a couple of weeks.)
  11. I'm 36 and been smoking for about 4 years now. Internet taught. None of my family and friends have ever been smoker so I am blazing a trail here in my circle of friends and family.
  12. bbqhead

    bbqhead Smoking Fanatic

    I'm 51, and been cooking since @ 1996. just got tired of paying for Q and it just was not worth it. started practicing and took classes, entered my 1st contest in 1998 and been Qing ever since.
  13. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    I'm 50 years young and been BBQ'in since I was a little guy. My Dad and Grandfather let me help when I was very young and I learned all I could. I got the bug bad and love to play with fire. My love of outdoor cooking led to my love of cooking indoors as well.

    I first tried my hand at smoking in the early 80's with an ECB that I actually bought as a Father's Day gift. He never actually used it himself, said it was to much work so it was basically mine. I mainly bought it to smoke seafood as I was trying to duplicate food from a local restaurant called the Mullet Inn that had gone out of business. Eventually the thing rusted completely and we tossed it.

    Just recently got back into it last year and bought a WSM and am really enjoying smokin food again.
  14. jaso

    jaso Smoke Blower

    I'm 32 and been smoking for bout two years steady and about a year before where I smoked like three times trying to learn.
  15. 28, Been grilling on a charocoal Weber for the past several years. Around Christmas my wife heard me say something about getting a smoker, so she got me a ECB for Christmas. Have used it several Saturdays in a row and ma falling head or heels in love with smoking. Getting ready to build me a USD.
  16. memphisbud

    memphisbud Smoke Blower

    I'm 47 (48 in July) and have been grilling since my late teens. Moved to Memphis in 86, started teaching myself about smoking a couple of years later, and have been at it off and on ever since.
  17. Early 40's, been grilling for over 27+ years.  Started cooking for my Mom who ran the Church Kitchen.  Learned to grill as a result of being a Boy Scout Quartermaster among other positions.  My troop never let me relinquish my cooking duties despite rank and position promotions.  It continued through high school as I became the (skip) party coordinator and blossomed once I hit college as I started & operated a successful catering business until graduation and the 'Real World' called me to relocate...smh what should have been!!! I started smoking large meats on a water smoker with Turkeys and briskets.  I actually lucked into my first large smoker when it was left abandoned in a yard of a rental property (college town).  I was called by the owner and asked to go take a look at it because they were aware of my cooking enterprise.  The smoker was actually an 100 gallon offset with a welded barrel fire chamber.  It was a little rusty but the bones were great...   I had it repaired by a college student car mechanic who did welding and I've never looked back.  
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2014
  18. bobrap

    bobrap Smoke Blower

    62...been grillin' forever and smokin' for about 15 years.  Never realized how much I didn't know til I found this forum! [​IMG]
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  19. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Me too!
  20. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Turned 65 this past January.

    Been Grilling since I was a Teenager (Yes they had grills back then!!).

    Played around trying to smoke things back in the 70s, but nothing serious until I got here 5 years ago.


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