View Full Version : New-Englander checking in.

07-01-2013, 02:04 AM
Hi All,

As a child, my grandfather taught me how to smoke the Thanksgiving turkey in his cast iron kettle and I have been a bbq fiend since.

I grew up in the south around Memphis but have made New England home for longer than I care to think about.

Having lurked around the Brethren for a long time, I have been compelled to finally register because my hobby has transitioned past a socially inactive stage.

My strong suits are butts, ribeyes, briskets, turkeys, ribs, veggies, pizza, beer and bourbons. I have never tried to smoke chicken.

The kit consists of a 22.5 WSM (new addition, a few mods, more coming), 22.5 OTG (Old Faithful, smokenator / hovergrill), Smokey Joe, Char-Broil gasser (GrillGrates live here), Brinkmann Smoke-n-Grill (emergencies only) and 2-generic picnic/camping pieces. Thermapen. Maverick ET-73 and ET-732. Heatermeter / Linkmeter temperature controller with fan and servo. A couple of chimneys, electric starter, some various rib racks and a BillyBar, which doesn't get enough credit for its versatility.

Wood profiles run rampant and change all the time, but I generally like my fruits for my pork and hardwoods for my beef. This weekend was a first for pecan.

I use lump 90% of the time. Coals 5%. Gas 5%.

I mix my own rubs, cook my own sauce and bake the daily breads.

Thanks for not spam-bot filtering me out and I look forward to getting to know you folks.


07-01-2013, 07:22 AM
Welocme to the asylum!

07-01-2013, 02:40 PM
Welcome aboard Phillip!

Big George's BBQ
07-01-2013, 03:56 PM

07-01-2013, 03:58 PM

07-01-2013, 05:02 PM

Fat Cap
07-02-2013, 10:07 AM
Welcome! Now get to work and post some pictures!

07-02-2013, 12:36 PM
Welcome to the forum Phillip!

07-02-2013, 06:25 PM
Welcome, from Naples, FL!

07-04-2013, 11:40 AM
Welcome, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.