Hi from Bakersfield, CA

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by ogre 1865, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Hi everyone,

    I've been poking around the forums the last week or so and wanted to introduce myself.

    My name is Shawn Brandon and I live in Bakersfield, CA. I've been a novice smoker for six or eight years. Smoking a chicken or roast every now and again on my bbq or bullet smoker but never tried anything more.

    I've always been interested in making sausage, bacon, ham etc and finally broke down and bought a real smoker so I can do some serious smoking.

    Picked up the 38" King Kooker from Costco last week and am looking forward to all of the great food in my future.

    Y'all have put together a ton of great information on the site. It helped me grind, stuff, and smoke my first sausage this past weekend. 20lbs of Andouille and it was awesome!!!!

    I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and learning all I can.
     
  2. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF, look forward to seeing some of your q.
     
  3. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Shawn! [​IMG]
     
  4. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Always nice to get another west coaster on board. Nice lookin rig you got there Shawn, can't wait to see some q-view![​IMG]
     
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello one from the upper desert, and welcome o the SMF. Stick around as it only gets better. Sorry for the mixup, at first I thought you were from Barstow. Now I know you're from Bakersfield, nice area to be from.
     
  6. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ogre 1865
    Welcome to SMF !!!
    Chicken, roast and Andouille sausage; you do not qualify as a novice any longer. With that new smoker I will warn you, smoking is very addicting; but no one that eats your smokes will complain !!!
     
  7. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard Shawn. Great place we have here.

    Kookie
     
  8. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us. Enjoy.
     
  9. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. This is THE place to be.
     
  10. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF, Shawn! It sounds like you're already on your way to some great grub. [​IMG] Looking forward to seeing and hearing about your smoking adventures.
     
  11. Great area to be from. Used to camp on the Kern River at a place called Camp James. Great memories from there.
    JB
     
  12. charles1056

    charles1056 Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the SMF, Shawn.
     

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