New member from San Diego area

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by mississippi slim, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Just checking in as a newcomer to the forum. I've been smoking using an offset smoker for several years. I'm also a member of the International Chili Society and my chili is one of the best! I live in San Diego (since 1969), but was born and raised in Mississippi, hence my cajun/redneck roots. I do most of the cooking around the house now, which makes my wife very happy. But I can't get her to try my grits or blackeyed peas.
    Mississippi Slim (Jim Caldwell)
  2. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey, welcome aboard Jim, glad you found us! Sounds like you're far from a newbie in the smoking arena... looking forward to your posts.

    Wow, the little lady doesn't like grits or blackeyed peas? That's a shame... I'll take her portion! [​IMG]
  3. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum, Slim. We're glad you're here!

    Chili, huh? With or without beans? [​IMG]
  4. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  5. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Hello Slim
    Always glad to meet another redneck that likes smoked meat and chilli. Beans or no, its gotta be hot! That otta start somethin.
  6. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF,Jim and hello from Canada eh !
  7. I like my chili with beans, but competitions require no beans or filler (as they call it). I've only been in two cookoffs, so far, but more are on the way. I'm improved my recipe each time with advise from the oldtimers (I call them that, but I'm 61 myself)
    Mississippi Slim
  8. "Good Red Chili has to make a grown man wince, or else it is un-eatable"
    Mississippi Slim
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. San Diego has really grown for the best. I'm very much into the Cajun/Creole cooking, I like the layers of flavoring they use. To bad about the grits and blackeyed peas, but then... you can't win 'em all.
  10. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Slim, did you ever live in the Tulsa area? There was a preacher here by your same name. I think he moved over to Arkansas though.
  11. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF, make yourself at home
  12. brennan

    brennan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome Slim! Nice to see another SoCal resident around here. I personally live in the Oxnard/Ventura area right now but I'm planning on moving back down to San Diego when my time is up up here.

    I'm gonna try to make it to that smokin on the beach or whatever it's called on the 1st I believe is when it is. It's down in Imperial Beach.
  13. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Welcome Jim -

    I like beans in my chili too. Sounds like you've got a bit of experiance smoking meat. How aout posting that recipe and we'll see how good it is!
  14. javajoe

    javajoe Smoke Blower

    Yep, I think you should post your chili reciepe. We are great judges. Welcome!!!!!!!!
  15. dejacks

    dejacks Fire Starter

    Welcome to SMF Slim! Good to see another San Diegan on here!
  16. No, not in Oklahoma. Born and raised in the great and sovereign state of Mississippi <G>. But I've found out while doing family research that the Caldwell name is a lot more widespread than I knew.
    Mississippi Slim
  17. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF[​IMG]

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