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Heimelswine
03-28-2006, 10:14 PM
I've been gone for about a year. Just life stuff. All is good, glad to be back.

Here's my story (again), :)
I bought a Weber Kettle in '84 and used it as a grill only until 2003 when I did my first bbq project on it, a brisket, it wasn't bad. I then followed that with pork loin, chickens, and ribs. I just couldn't stand having so little room to bbq in and in February of 2004 I came across a good price at Lowe's on a Smokin' Pro. I love that thing and have used it a lot since then. I bought another Weber Kettle last year, and I just finished making a chicken rotisserie cooker out of a gas grill, as of yet untried.

I got into this and love Q'ing. I have made several mods to the Pro. They are; another damper in the fire box on the smoke chamber side, better grates for the coals so the air passes around the fire better, I installed a baffle in the smoke chamber so the heat and smoke have to travel to the far side, I relocated the chimney in the smoke chamber by the fire box so the heat passes by the meat again, I installed a chimney extension into the chamber so the heat and smoke have to come farther down into the chamber (the original chimney only came into the chamber 3/4"), I installed two temperature guages in the smoke chamber so I could monitor the internal temps (the guage that came with the Pro is junk), I made a grate that holds a water pan, and I added steel wagon wheels to it cuz I couldn't stand the cheez plastic ones.

This year I entered my first contest and the Kid Smoke BBQ Team came in 30th overall, with 52 teams competing. 9th in Ribs, 14th in Pork, 32nd in Brisket, and 47th in Chicken.

ciret
03-28-2006, 10:18 PM
Welcome back.
Sounds like you have some nice rigs.:rolleyes:

Arlin_MacRae
03-28-2006, 10:19 PM
Mr. H. Swine - it's good to see you and good to hear all's well!

rbsnwngs
03-29-2006, 06:27 AM
welcome back

MrSmoker
03-29-2006, 06:34 AM
Welcome back Brother.

jt
03-29-2006, 07:15 AM
Welcome back bro!

BrooklynQ
03-29-2006, 08:59 AM
Welcome Back

ggeilman
03-29-2006, 10:14 AM
Welcome back, congrats!

kcquer
03-29-2006, 11:34 AM
Roy, its great to see you Brother! Sounds like you've been busy. Keep up the good work at the contests!!

icemn62
03-29-2006, 11:39 AM
Welcome back, grab another cold one and get back into the fray.

BBQ_MAFIA
03-29-2006, 11:43 AM
Welcome back!

Trout_man22
03-29-2006, 01:37 PM
Welcome Back

bruno
03-29-2006, 05:55 PM
Welcome back.

slat
03-29-2006, 07:43 PM
Welcome back Brother.

stan
03-29-2006, 09:24 PM
Welcome back!

Grumpy's Q
03-30-2006, 05:26 AM
Welcome back.

Jeff_in_KC
03-30-2006, 07:17 PM
Welcome back HS!

Solidkick
03-30-2006, 08:19 PM
Good to see you back my brother!!

Sawdustguy
03-31-2006, 12:39 AM
Hey buddy, welcome back!

NCGrimbo
04-03-2006, 10:23 AM
Welcome Back!

Kirk
04-06-2006, 09:16 AM
Welcome back,
Your dreams were your ticket out...,
do do do...,
Welcome back,
Sorry, I think you get the message. :-D