Ever since joining SMF I have made many "virtual" friends and today I finally got to meet two of them in person, Pineywoods (aka Jerry), and Seboke (aka Ken). Jerry was the gracious host that had both Ken and his family, and myself, over to his house. We were both also the first to sample his inaugural smoke on the Lang (link to thread). While I was there Jerry threw 4 chickens into the GOSM and had the rest of the grub heated up from his smoke yesterday. We made our first batch of Dutch's beans (wow, wow, wow ...) and Ken brought the ingredients for the ABTs (which they may have smoked after I left). Lemmie say that the food was AWESOME!!! Not only was the food awesome, it was great to have finally met my friends from SMF. The way we chatted it felt like we have known each other for years. We are also looking forward to the FL gathering (Oct 17,18,19) to repeat the fun we had today. With both Lang smokers from Jerry and Ken, it's going to nothing less than a fun time! I know of the SMF Iowa gathering that happened earlier in the year. Has anyone else been able to meet their SMF "virtual" buddies in person? Thanks again Jerry, and Ken!!!!