Dave from Jaw-ga (that woudl be Georgia for the southern impared)

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by dward51, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    After lurking and reading for probably a year, I figured it was about time I took 20 seconds and set up membership here.  This forum has become my favorite for smoking and q info.

    Ok,  off to the obligatory info on myself.....

    In law enforcement for 34 years, semi-retired (as in retired on Friday and started back on Monday at the same job as a 38 hours a week "part timer", love the two checks though).  Started smoking meats on a Holland Grill classic in the early 1980's but recently gave this to a good friend after their gasser gave up the ghost and I bought a Weber Summit S-670 uber gasser. Bought a 18.5" WSM in 2005 and never looked back as charcoal is in a league all it's own in terms of flavor.  Still have the WMS, and have added a Weber Q 100 for portability and picked up an Orion cooker for $40 at a HD clearance (odd little thing, but it makes a nice place to prop my WSM lid when I check the meat).

    I'll stop rambling now.....

    Oh, as a test of posting photos, here is one from 2005 of my smoking meats buddy making sure the squirrels stay in the trees.

  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF Dave! Glad to have you with us!
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  4. Welcome to SMF Dave. Glad to have you and your smokin buddy (cute dog) with us.

    Can't wait to see some Qview of your cookin'.

    Happy Smokin'

  5. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member


     great place here ! lots and lots of good info on here
  6. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Welcome Dave, and thanks for your service.  As you already know, lots of friendly folks, and expertise from all over the globe.  Enjoy!
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Family...Lots of great people here...Pretty soon that Smoke will be going from white to Blue....JJ
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011
  8. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice watch dog,

    That gives true meaning to the phrase "will work for food"

  9. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the welcome messages.  As long as I've been lurking I feel like I know you all already too!!!

    I took the dog photo because of where she was. I had just loaded up the WSM with charcoal which is why the smoke was still white. No food on there yet when the photo was taken. Thin and blue is the only way to go...

    I smoked a "ready to cook" ham & a dozen or so sausages yesterday and totally forgot to charge the camera before hand so I guess I need to be put in Q-view time out.  Sorry....

    But again, thanks for all the welcomes
  10. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the party!
  11. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome glad to have you with us at SMF...
  12. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Welcome aboard Dave! The Q-View police will let you slide on the pics.[​IMG]
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome - glad to have you here
  14. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Howdy from oklahoma! glad to have you as a part of SMF. I strongly recommend the e-course and checking the forums for the infinite wisdom that is located there. happy smoking and dont hesitate any questions
  15. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member


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