New member from California

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by blumax, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. I hope that this is the right spot to introduce my self to everyone.[​IMG]

    I am 69 years old, live in Central California and have been grilling all of my life.  As a kid, my family loved to "bar-b-que" and we used an old Weber Kettle drum pretty much from the time they were first introduced.  I worked as a chef while in college and have always loved to entertain and feed people!

    I'm retired from the financial industry and owned my own company until I hung up the working world.

    A number of years ago I got really serious about "Q" and built an outdoor kitchen in my backyard.  Currently I have a 42" Alfresco grill converted to natural gas and a Grand Hall smoker also converted.  The smoker is a cabinet style that I got 6-7 years ago from Costco.  It is a vertical water style smoker and I normally use hickory or mesquite wood chips.

    Both my grill and smoker work like champs!

    My #1 bucket list thing is to roast or smoke a hole pig!![​IMG]
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
  3. Thank you for the welcome!  I've been following SMF for some time now and have taken Jeff's course.  Good information!
  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you decided to join us! 

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums.

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

  5. scootermagoo

    scootermagoo Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome, Blumax.  Once my kids are out of school, I am contemplating moving out to California's central coast.  Santa Maria to be exact.  I was out there for work a few times in San Luis Obispo and fell in love with it!  I am growing weary of Wisconsin winters.

    Wecome to the forum, sir.
  6. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums! Glad you've joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food! There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!


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