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Piedmont
04-09-2006, 04:03 AM
Got tired of the flames and trolls on Alt.Food.Barbecue so I finally de-lurked here!

I have owned New Braunsfel offset, ECB, Pellet Cooker, Weber Kettle, and a vertical/offset. Will never own a gas cooker!

I make homemade lump charcoal on occasion, need to get off my butt and make some more!

Homemade cookers include, a converted 2 door commercial freezer, 55 gallon drum, modified kettle made into a WSM clone, cement blocks on the ground.

My website is at: http://web.infoave.net/~amwil/Index.htm

I compiled articles and recipes all about brining, going way back on A.F.B. and made a cookbook available for free on my website, under downloads.

Lived in N. Indiana and Chicago area, relocated to North-Central South Carolina back in 2003 with my darling wife Jean. We met on Match.com back in 2001.

I've cooked one whole hawg that weighed in about 165 pounds. Cooked it in my Freezer Q cooker, and do marinated brisket, brined turkey, smoked meat loaf, pork butts, chicken wings, smoked fish, smoked potatoes, roast corn on the cob, spare ribs, rib tips.

I make homemade sausage, polish, hot italian, breakfast, chorizo. Some links, some bulk.

I've been to Owensboro, KY for the International BBQ three times and have eaten at the Shady Rest and the Moonlite there. Have eaten at The Lexington in Lexington NC (Didn't like their pork!) also Frankies in South Bend, IN and Lem's in Chicago. In the future I hope to eat at Thelma's in Houston, hopefully within the year.

PimpSmoke
04-09-2006, 06:19 AM
Welcome Brother Piedmont.

These guys will treat ya good, long as you dont talk bout mayo:twisted:

cabo
04-09-2006, 08:41 AM
Welcome Brother Piedmont,
It’s good to see S.C. getting on the map more.
Some years ago, I attempted a cook on a converted chest type freezer.
I damn near had a disaster of “Biblical Proportions”. Kinda like cooking with an “Egg”, with no experience & no common sense.:oops: I’ve learned a lot, here, since those days.:wink:

qman
04-09-2006, 08:53 AM
Welcome Brother Piedmont. Good to have you posting on the board. Look forward to your posts. Enjoy the ride.

rbsnwngs
04-09-2006, 09:15 AM
welcome aboard

BrooklynQ
04-09-2006, 09:48 AM
Welcome

thirdeye
04-09-2006, 10:48 AM
Always good to have another Sausage Head on board.

slat
04-09-2006, 11:29 AM
Welcome Brother.

thillin
04-09-2006, 11:47 AM
Welcome aboard!

scottyd
04-09-2006, 03:40 PM
Hello brother

icemn62
04-09-2006, 04:16 PM
Welcome Bro, grab a cold one and jump into the fray.

Sawdustguy
04-09-2006, 08:21 PM
You done found da right place. Welcome, come in and set a spell....:biggrin:

The_Kapn
04-09-2006, 09:06 PM
Welcome to our little part of the WWW.

Hope you like it here.

TIM

NorthernQ
04-10-2006, 06:42 AM
I've wanted to try the Moonlight, how is it? Great to see another sausage maker here.

Enjoy the ride

Piedmont
04-10-2006, 06:48 AM
I've wanted to try the Moonlight, how is it? Great to see another sausage maker here.

Enjoy the ride

I enjoyed it, they serve buffet style, all you can eat! They have mutton, beef, pork, fried catfish, burgoo, and all the sides you can think of!

Neil
04-10-2006, 10:45 AM
Welcome aboard Piedmont, enjoy what you learn and share what you know, it's what we do here. How did you like Frankies in South Bend? Been by it several times but never when I had time to stop and to give it a try.

Arlin_MacRae
04-10-2006, 11:05 AM
Piedmont decloaking off the port bow! :mrgreen:

Welcome to the best BBQ forum on the Web, bro. I look forward to reading some of that "old stuff" of yours!!
Arlin

Trout_man22
04-10-2006, 11:07 AM
Welcome

ciret
04-10-2006, 11:11 AM
Welcome aboard . . .

BBQ_MAFIA
04-10-2006, 12:12 PM
Welcome to the group

thirdeye
04-10-2006, 03:31 PM
Hey Piedmont,

I posted a review in your thread in Q-Talk, don't know if you saw it or not. Might be worth a look before you head to Dallas.

Smoker
04-10-2006, 03:38 PM
Welcome Home Piedmont

ggeilman
04-10-2006, 04:08 PM
Welcome brother Piedmont.

Piedmont
04-10-2006, 04:29 PM
Welcome aboard Piedmont, enjoy what you learn and share what you know, it's what we do here. How did you like Frankies in South Bend? Been by it several times but never when I had time to stop and to give it a try.

I enjoyed the food at Frankies (South Bend, IN). The biggest seller is the rib tip dinners. Frankie was a woman, and she started it, and family run it after she passed but I'm fairly sure they sold to some white man a few years back that reopened the sit down area and placed large plasma tvs on the wall. At that time the food tasted the same. Which was IMHO, good.

They did cook with a wood fired brick cooker. Which you could see right back into the kitchen area as you ordered. I highly recommend the rib tips, and the ROund House. Round House is a thick slice of bologna that is cooked right along with the rib tips. Then dipped in their sauce and placed between white bread served with fires. It is very good.

In the past, you could only get smoked chicken halves friday and saturday for some reason.You'll find the service good, the other customers are a mix of black and white folks that all love Q. I was in there when folks from Chicago stopped in for the tips, and Chicago is famous for tips served in the black community. So it is a big compliment that they came.

The tips are placed on white bread, (the bread soaks up broth and sauce and is good to eat) Sides include fries and slaw. Sometimes the slaw is good sometimes not, I ask for sauce to go on the fries too which I love. This is a classic black Q joint so the sauce is king! Please do go and let me know what you think!

Gatordawg
04-10-2006, 07:38 PM
Welcome Aboard

Grumpy's Q
04-11-2006, 10:11 AM
Welcome Brother Piedmont!

MrSmoker
04-11-2006, 10:28 AM
Welcome to the family Brother Piedmont.

dxesmkr
04-17-2006, 07:29 PM
(Just now saw this post.:oops: )

Welcome!!!Just right above ya hear in the upstate.

Willy T.

boatnut
04-17-2006, 08:42 PM
welcome, bro! look forward to your contributions!

Hawgsnheifers
04-17-2006, 09:02 PM
Welcome to our nightmare...

Bellybro
04-18-2006, 07:43 AM
Welcome to the family!

CarbonToe
05-18-2006, 06:34 AM
Welcome.

So how do you smoke a Troll?

Piedmont
05-18-2006, 07:00 AM
Welcome.

So how do you smoke a Troll?

You ignore them!