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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by chisoxjim, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I just stumbled upon this site, and new I wanted to join & share & get tips from fellow smokers.

    My name is Jim, and I was a line cook for around 10 years before I moved onto other areas of work. I have always enjoyed cooking, and started smoking ribs, and other meats about 7 years ago. So I am not new to smoking and cooking but I am not a pitmaster by any means, I am always looking for tips.

    I typically fire up the smoker on my deck overlooking my wooded lot 1-2 times a weekend during the Spring, Fall, & Summer, it is my favorite way to spend a sunny day, sipping beer & tequilla, listining to some White Sox baseball, and smoking some meat for hours. Living in Illinois does not lend itself to many opportunities to fire up the smoker in the winter.

    As I mentioned I am from Illinois, I live about 75 miles sw of Chicago. I use a basic Char Broil offset smoker, and it is about 2 years old, and does a pretty good job.
     
  2. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF chisoxjim. Glad to have you with us. If you have any questions just ask. When ya smoke take some pics and share them with us... we like the Q view.

    Keep Smokin
     
  3. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    pigcicles,

    thanks for the welcome, I registered while at work, but when I get home I have some pics of my smoker on my home pc.
     
  4. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to smf.
     
  5. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard!
     
  6. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF, sign up for Jeff's 5-day eCourse and check out
    Deejay Deb's site for some great info, if your not careful she'll have you making that beer [​IMG]
    http://www.deejayssmokepit.net/
     
  7. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome..this is a great forum.
     
  8. keywesmoke

    keywesmoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome Jim, as a former line cook I'm sure you'll be able to add some knowledge to the forum. Go SOX!
     
  9. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    keywesmoke,

    I hope to learn, as much as I hope to share any knowledge that is out there.

    Thanks for the warm welcome all.
     
  10. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome, welcome to SMF! Glad you are here!

    Don't forget that we like lots of pics of the finished Q in the posts too.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  11. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad you found us Jim... you will like it here, I am sure! Looking forward to your posts!
     
  12. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Welcome Jim -

    Always nice to hace a new member along no matter what the experiance level. As an experianced line cook I'll bet you have all kinds of prep tips you can share with us as well as smoking tips. Enjoy!

    Blackhawk -

    What may I ask goes better with Q than beer and cheese? LOL [​IMG]
     
  13. stillcajun

    stillcajun Smoke Blower

    Welcome to the SMF Jim. Congrats on finding this site. It's full of great people and info.
     
  14. brennan

    brennan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums! Got some bigger pants?[​IMG]
     
  15. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. You've found the right place to share and learn more stuuf. Good Luck.
     
  16. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. Make yourself at home and get to know the fine people here.
     
  17. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks again for the nice welcome,

    i just posted the pick of my smoker on my deck as my avitar.
     
  18. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF, and enjoy yourself.
     
  19. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Welcome to SMF chisoxjim!!! Glad you decided to join up.
     

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