View Full Version : New from central KS.

08-01-2013, 11:48 PM
Hello all from Ellis, KS. I'm Thomas. Looking forward to joining to community.

I am 27 and have been smoking meat for about 7 years. Married with 2 daughters and a 3rd kiddo on the way. I started with a great outdoor smoky mountain after I moved into my first apartment in college. Just put together and am modifying and seasoning a Masterbuilt XL widebody propane. Getting the stuff together to build a custom 200 gallon propane reverse flow, I look forward to documenting that build here.

I have a real passion for smoking meat and doing it well. I love to tinker, love to modify, and am rarely, if ever, perfectly 100% happy with my results. (although 90% satisfied is really...REALLY good). I cook annually for family dinners, holidays, and a 4 day 50 person family reunion and we eat GOOD. My favorite cut is brisket, but only because prime rib is so expensive. I am most proud of my pulled pork, many have told me its the best they have ever had. I have a light hand on smoke, prefer apple and cherry with a bit of hickory. I am equally light on sauce especially with beef. My family is in cattle producing on both sides so good beef flavor can't be overshadowed by smoke and sauce IMO, the smoke and sauce need to compliment the meat. I sauce pork and chicken more.

Thanks for welcoming me to your community, I am an avid internet and forum user, so hopefully I can learn, as well as contribute.

08-02-2013, 05:36 AM
I love it when everyone joins and gives a locality.
I Google all these places.
just like being at school,

<LI class=mod style="CLEAR: none">Ellis
City in Kansas

<LI class=mod style="CLEAR: none">Ellis is a city in Ellis County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 2,062. Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellis,_Kansas)

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08-02-2013, 09:07 AM
Welcome and Good Luck!

08-02-2013, 09:18 AM

08-02-2013, 02:09 PM
Welcome, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.

08-03-2013, 08:25 AM
Welcome to the party!

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08-03-2013, 08:41 AM

08-03-2013, 08:46 AM
Welocme. :thumb: