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Poppa Clay
05-29-2014, 06:05 PM
Hi, Glad I found this forum. My name is Clay and I hale from DeWitt, Arkansas. I have been smoking meats since I was old enough to help my Dad. Dad has passed on now but I still smoke-em like he taught me with a few new tricks and methods thrown in.
I am new to competition Q and recently completed my first competition in Gillett, Arkansas. There were 19 teams and I came in first place in the Boston Butt catagory so I am hooked. I did fair in ribs but they said they were too tender. I cooked them like I do for folks at home (fall of the bone tender) but I have found out that the judges want to be able to bite it off of the bone.
I look forward to meeting and talking to others here.
Keep on smokin,
Poppa Clay

Jbowie
05-29-2014, 06:58 PM
Now I know another RazorbI'mack besides Johnny Cash and the Clinton Clan. I'm only 18 months into this smoking thing but hooked completely.

Poppa Clay
05-29-2014, 09:34 PM
Hey now JBowie, you can count me in with the Cash clan but leave the Clinton's out of it. We told Bill to run for presedent just to get him out of Arkansas.

BBQ_MAFIA
05-30-2014, 10:29 AM
Welcome!

bluetang
05-30-2014, 06:48 PM
Welcome, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.

Blythewood BBQ'er
06-05-2014, 08:26 PM
Welcome to the Brethren!

Ron_L
06-05-2014, 08:28 PM
Welocme to the asylum!

bluzieq
06-05-2014, 09:16 PM
Welcome from up here in N.E arkansas. Now go buy my smoker (brethren sales) you'll be super ready for comp time:) ........shameless plug.

cowgirl
06-05-2014, 11:55 PM
Welcome!

MAB52
06-06-2014, 12:26 AM
Welcome Poppa Clay, glad you are here. :tea:

Neil
06-06-2014, 04:53 AM
Welcome aboard, share what you know and enjoy what you learn.

Diesel Dave
06-06-2014, 06:24 AM
Welcome to the madness Clay, enjoy your stay!

Big George's BBQ
06-06-2014, 08:43 AM
Welcome

Flyin Pig
06-06-2014, 09:59 AM
Welcome to the Brethren - you're going to like this place!