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1MoreFord
11-15-2005, 06:52 PM
Hi Everyone,

Been meaning to introduce myself for a while but seem to be too preoccupied reading BBQ board posts to get around to type an intro. :oops:

I'm Joe, and I've been hot smoking and barbecuing off and on for 30+ years. Started with an ECB I got as a present from my parents back in my teens. Along the way interest waned in the ECB as other hobbies came around. Like pistol competitions-Very time consuming. About 12 years ago I moved to a new house with enough room for something larger. Shortly afterwards I had a New Braunfels offset and interest renewed for a few years. Later an OK Joe vertical roasting oven replaced the NB offset. The ECB and the NB got donated to deer camp where they've served well. Again interest waned after a while because a partnership in a business took up too much weekend time. Then earlier this year while googling info on garam masala I ran across RandyQ's BBQ site, discovered internet BBQ forums, and got interested in BBQ again. I've been busy learning ever since. Then I found a NB OK Joe Longhorn at Academy Sports. After taking some measurements on the roasting oven and the Longhorn I wound up buying the Longhorn.

Now, forgive me for the next part guys.

I took a torch to the roasting oven and the longhorn to create this.
http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/7568/p61205491am.jpg
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/8039/p40903851ue.jpg
It's been my project most of the year. Thanks to this site and others there's been a lot of trials and experiments but not many errors.

Got an e-mail from a guy the other day asking about my pit and in those conversations he asked what I had cooked and what was my favorite. Didn't realize until then just how much food has gone thru the pit this year.
http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/8048/p91006368zl.jpg
http://img320.imageshack.us/img320/7773/p91006380kk.jpg
http://img320.imageshack.us/img320/7348/p91006518di.jpg
BTW, pork ribs are my favorite and I don't care if they're BB's or KC trimmed spares.

Hope I can help in some way, since y'all have helped me so much.

Thanks, to all of you.

icemn62
11-15-2005, 08:27 PM
Welcome Joe, grab a cold one and jump right in. Looking forward to here more from you and your Quexperiments.

VitaminQ
11-15-2005, 08:33 PM
Welcome, Joe! Good lookin' pit and good lookin grub!

parrothead
11-15-2005, 08:38 PM
Welcome!

BrooklynQ
11-15-2005, 09:00 PM
Welcome. Great looking pit. The first picture, at first glance, made it look like the shed was part of the pit! Now would be a hell of a pit!

Smoker
11-15-2005, 09:11 PM
OK,

I vote he can stay. All in favor!!!!


Welcome aboard

Steve

1MoreFord
11-15-2005, 09:15 PM
Brooklyn,

Now that you mention it. Do ya think I could turn that plastic storage building into a smoke house?

Naw, prolly wind up meltin' it.

chad
11-15-2005, 09:18 PM
Welcome to the neighborhood!

Arlin_MacRae
11-15-2005, 09:29 PM
Hey Joe, it's great to have someone 'new' drop in who's done as much as you have!
Welcome aboard!

I'm with Brooklyn, though, your "Frankenpit" looked like it was part shed to me too! :)

Arlin

spicewine
11-15-2005, 09:35 PM
Welcome Brother!! We'll slap a Spicewine Sticker on that plastic storage shed and charge an extra $ 100.00 ---It's the American way:biggrin:

slat
11-15-2005, 09:38 PM
Welcome Joe. Always great to have a new Brother.

BrooklynQ
11-15-2005, 10:16 PM
Brooklyn,

Now that you mention it. Do ya think I could turn that plastic storage building into a smoke house?

Naw, prolly wind up meltin' it.

Ya never know until you try it. I bet you could as long as it had a concrete floor.

nmayeux
11-15-2005, 10:28 PM
Welcome!

Sawdustguy
11-16-2005, 04:00 AM
Welcome. Set back and have some fun.

frognot
11-16-2005, 05:39 AM
Hey Joe! Welcome aboard!

Trout_man22
11-16-2005, 05:45 AM
Welcome! Now we need to to get you some good beer :roll:

qman
11-16-2005, 06:06 AM
Welcome, Joe. Good looking cooker, and some mighty fine looking Q, too. Share what you know, and enjoy the ride.

Mel
11-16-2005, 07:20 AM
Welcome Joe your smoker looks great.

VitaminQ
11-16-2005, 07:24 AM
Welcome! Now we need to to get you some good beer :roll:

Joe obviously has excellent taste. That's the champagne of beers, you know!

MoKanMeathead
11-16-2005, 08:24 AM
Welcome aboard Joe - enjoy.

Aeynghus
11-16-2005, 04:11 PM
Greetings Brother Joe.

BBQ_MAFIA
11-16-2005, 08:27 PM
Welcome to the group.

ggeilman
11-17-2005, 09:16 AM
Welcome Joe! Will have to look at the pics at home as they are firewalled here.

scottyd
11-17-2005, 01:09 PM
Welcome new brother