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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by buck47, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. buck47

    buck47 Newbie

    Hello Fellow Member,

    Been lurking for weeks - voraciously reading many a fine threads and exchanges between members.

    I've been grilling food a while now. Started in the mid 60's. Back then the taste of lighter fuel was part of the finished meal, that's if the meat made it to the table with out being consumed in a stunning inferno of flames and smoke.

    Bought my first Weber around 1970. The idea of leaving the lid down was magic. Not only that but you could shut down the vents and have charcoal left for the next meal. Important consideration back then for me -- if I remember they cost almost half a weeks pay. Such a deal.

    Kept bumping along with my Weber for years doing chicken, burgers, county pork ribs, potatoes and fresh corn. Wasn't that big a deal then just something a guy did on weekends.

    Then sometime around 1990 I was living in Minneapolis and some friends asked me if I liked ribs. Ya sure I said. They said There's a new rib place called Market BBQ out by Wayzata let's go.

    And for the first time I had "Memphis Style" dry ribs and my life has never been the same since. 30 years later and I'm still chasing the perfect rib. I'm close - so very close. What and enjoyable journey it has been.

    Times past and now I live on a farm in Iowa raise my own cattle, butcher in the fall. Now I'm trying to add sausage making and smoking to my culinary skills. Hence my membership here on this forum.

    Anyway, thanks for all the great reading you all have left here on these pages. I'm looking forward to meeting the membership.

    Regards: john (AKA Buck47)
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


  3. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard John, Sounds like you have the experience and the know how to fit in nicely with this bunch of smokers!

    Glad to have you with us  [​IMG]
  4. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF family!  Looking forward to learning a few things from you and catching your Q-view!
  5. bamaboy

    bamaboy Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Welcome my friend....[​IMG]
    desertlites likes this.
  6. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Welcome to SMF nice to have ya [​IMG]
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great to have you here John good people and great info.
  8. buck47

    buck47 Newbie

    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    My BBQ knowledge is limited to just a few items. You guys have gone way beyond my abilities.

    I do Baby Back Ribs - Memphis style, Pulled pork, & Canadian Bacon. Just simple stuff. Have a slaw to my liking, and I open a mean can of Bush's Best Original Baked Beans. :icon_biggrin:

    Much for me to learn.

    Regards: john
  9. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. [​IMG]
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF - great to have you here
  11. John, glad to have you here with us, sounds like you got a pretty good start, that will be a big help!  You might want to go to the WIKI section under the letter A and print out the list of Acronyms and keep it close to the computer, it will help you learn some of our abbreviations. The WIKI section and the Search bar are great tools on here.  Last but not least, the only dumb question you can ask on here is the one you do not ask!  Again, glad to have you with us John.

    Your SMF Friend,

    Barry  [​IMG]
  12. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to the party John!
  13. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member


    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

    This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

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