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JohnUSMC
06-22-2011, 01:17 AM
How's it going guys and gals?

John from Dallas here, I have been into grilling and cooking in general since my time spent grilling for my buddies in Iraq. I'm a former Marine, hence my handle...

Just now getting into smoking; a good friend of mine, mikeTRON as he goes by on here, turned me on to it when he smoked some chicken the first time on his WSM about a year ago. I have wanted my own smoker since then but I live in an apartment, which isn't conducive to smoking (apparently they frown on fire).

I said screw it, and decided to start smoking anyways... I am just using my brother's house as my home away from home to do it!

My buddy Mike was planning on building a UDS for his dad for Father's Day, so I jumped on board and decided to build one as well.

We started with unlined, new barrels. Whizzy-wheeling the inside of a barrel did not seem like a wise thing to be doing in the middle of a Texas summer and it was well worth the extra cost for the clean and rust free barrels!!

I am the one that is in all of the pictures, doing all the modeling, drilling, welding and plasma cutting... Had a blast building these things!!

Here is the link to pictures in the UDS thread: Posted by mikeTRON

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1678860&postcount=8090

So that is that... We seasoned them a few nights ago, weather here has been pretty crappy, so we decided to have our first smoke tonight. Smoked some chicken... It was amazing, but once again the weather decided to play foul.

Even with the weather and wind, our UDSs held temp well and we have all of the information on this site to thank for a successful build.

Look forward to learning a lot from everyone on here!

John

frognot
06-22-2011, 01:45 AM
Welcome aboard John and thank you for your service!

watg?
06-22-2011, 06:20 AM
welcome:-D

bigsapper
06-22-2011, 06:24 AM
Welcome and thanks for your service!

1FUNVET
06-22-2011, 08:27 AM
Welcome neighbor.:becky:

Big George's BBQ
06-22-2011, 09:13 AM
Welcome

Rookie'48
06-22-2011, 09:43 AM
Welcome to our crazy little club house!

And thank you for your service.

Westexbbq
06-22-2011, 10:45 AM
Welcome to the camp,
John.
Enjoy.

OakPit
06-22-2011, 10:55 AM
Welcome to the Brethren!

bluetang
06-22-2011, 12:11 PM
Welcome, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.

bbq.tom
06-22-2011, 03:17 PM
Welcome to the forum from another former jar-head!

JMSetzler
06-22-2011, 03:35 PM
Hi John! I'm John also (from Hickory, North Carolina.) Welcome aboard and thanks for your service in the USMC!

Smiter Q
06-23-2011, 01:01 AM
Hello from a fellow Texan who is a bit south of you.
Weclome!
Hope you learn and have fun here!!

and MOST IMPORTANT....

Thanks for serving!!

Wampus
06-23-2011, 07:22 PM
Welcome from Indiana!!!!

Thanks so much for your service to our great nation!


THIS PLACE ROCKS!!!!
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