New in Michigan - Me Too, on the West Coast

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by ribrib, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Looks like a great BBQ forum here.

    I'm in Muskegon Michigan. That's northwest of Grand Rapids right on Lake Michigan. Been smokin for 5 years and have had many Q get togethers with family and friends. I make my own rub and BBQ sauce and my kids don't like and won't use store bought anymore. Been smokin on a Char Broil Silver smoker and it finally bit the dust. Decided to go high tech and high quality this time around and got a Stumps Prince with a BBQ Guru Pit Minder. I have been wishing for a Stumps for 4 years and finally got me one. Got it the first of December and did 7 cooks on it in two weeks in 20 degree cold. Not a problem for the Stumps. I'm a happy guy! Can't wait for warmer weather though.

    I am a Race Timer. I time and score 5K, 10K, Half Marathons, Marathons, etc... Races hire me and I give them the results as the finishers are coming in and after the race is over. Great work, alot of fun and great people to work with. I like to Scuba dive and usually go on a couple dive trips a year. High points were Papua New Guinea and Cocos Island. Nothing like diving with dozens of Hammer Head Sharks. Nothing!

    Future Q equipment list includes a Weber Ranch Kettle and building a roof/enclosure over my Stumps to keep the snow and rain off it. It does have a cover (that I swear could stop a bullet) but really a nice open enclosure with shelving and places for Q things would be great.

    I have a great wife (Lisa) that lets me spend big money on things like BBQ smokers and doesn't mind that I like to cook. Two great kids, oldest Lauren is married to Jared and both are teachers in the Chicago Public Schools system and our youngest Jessica is in her Junior year at Grand Valley University.

    I like good beer that the local Brew Master (Old Boys Brew House, Schmohz Brewery) provides but will drink a Miller HL if nothing else is available.

    Favorite Q food - Ribs, St. Louis style, ABT's, Pizza (in the Stumps)

    That's about it...

    RibRib (Derek)
     
  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome, nice bio, thanks.
     
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    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Derek - Welcome to SMF. Nice bio. Glad to have you with us
     
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice to see someone with some real desire to up his smoking time. Welcome to the SMF. It's a;; gppd my friend.
     
  6. warthog

    warthog Smoking Fanatic

    Hello Derek.
    Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
     
  7. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, Derek. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. denver dave

    denver dave Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard. Sounds like you will fit right in. Looking forward to some Qview.
     
  9. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hello Derek, and welcome to the SMF family! Congrats on your new smoker, that sounds like a great setup. It's good to have you here.
     
  10. Welcome Derek, from Warren, MI
     
  11. mballi3011

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  12. chef jeff tx

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  13. Great welcome, Thanks to all. I will be looking around for a while cuz there is so much here. I will be doing a fattie the next time I turn the smoke on. Haven't done one yet but you guys seem to have it down pat.

    Here's a picture of me and my Stumps Prince:

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    And a few cooks:

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    RibRib
     
  14. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

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