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Winter is almost over. Thank goodness.


Smoke Blower
Joined Apr 18, 2010
I just ate the last of my pulled pork from the freezer.  It kinda got me thinking.  My first year of smoking is almost complete.  I learned so much, mainly from this board.  So far in this Winter "offseason" I've managed to lose 31 of the 37 pounds I set out to lose.  I also now have begun the process of building my UDS!  (I still need to locate by barrel though.)  My cheap rig just doesn't hold heat in these WI winters.  I do hope my UDS is built and has a dozen smokes under its belt by the time the snow flies next ear.  I've also secured next years wood supply.  

So thank you for everything and stayed tuned as there will be plenty of smoker build pictures and qview to follow from this guy!

Thank you all again for all the information this past year.  AND thank you in advance for the next 1000 questions I'll have.

Have a great week everyone!



Master of the Pit
Joined Mar 31, 2010
Yes thank god winter is almost over. I don't think i can take this weather much longer lol.. You will find the UDS a great smoker I don't have one but i no they hold temp real well even in the cold weather..


Smoke Whisperer
Staff member
OTBS Member
Joined Jun 28, 2005
I'm with you, Brother!! I am done with winter big time.. I hope it's done with me, too

Congrats on losing those pounds.. that's not easy with all the qview around here!


Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined Jul 26, 2009
Hope it is over for all of you. Honestly that is why I live in CA. Spent 3 years living in Colorado and traveling the whole middle of the country got to experience -70 in Minot one year. I will take the sun thank you  


SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
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★ Lifetime Premier ★
Joined Jun 22, 2009
I'm with you Scar, but it's been unusually cold here in Florida this winter. Although this week the highs are forecast to be in the upper 70's. Hope it stays that way for the rest of the winter.

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