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Smokey Piglet
07-27-2006, 11:00 AM
Howdy, I'm a smoker in training. Love to eat Q, love to cook Q - did I mention I like to eat Q! Definately a lover of fine pork products...

Was lead to the Brethren by Smokeypig, himself - and since I'm in trainin', I guess that made me a piglet.

See y'all around - it's lunchtime, and I sure am hungry! How much for a rib... an order of ribs? No, one rib - I'm real hungry!

07-27-2006, 02:11 PM
Welcome, Smokey Piglet--Glad to have you among us. Where abouts in Ga you located? I'm from south Ga. originally. Enjoy the ride.

07-27-2006, 02:22 PM

07-27-2006, 02:26 PM
Welcome, piglet.


Smokey Piglet
07-27-2006, 02:30 PM
I lived in Columbus, GA, for 2.5yrs. Used to work with Smokeypig. Hmm, Stu, used to EAT at smokey pig, too - good bbq - my fav in Co-lumbus. Much better than Country's, IMO.

I used to drive a Jeep Wrangler, and driving to work in the morning - seems there's a pit bbq place on every corner. I could SMELL them firing up the coals... and was tempted to pull off and have them scrape the grill into my hand for breakfast many a morning...

Now I'm in N.E. Georgia, Dacula area, near the Mall of GA. Not much good bbq around, have to drive for it - or make it.

Wife make a mean bbq, crock pots the pork then pulls it and bakes it up a bit w/ some sauce.

But I'm here to learn how to smoke, how to make ribs w/o parboiling them, and how to make my own rubs, marinade/brines, and sauces.

I'm also gonna put together an Alton Brown flower-pot smoker and play w/ that a bit, before I get a real smoker.

I'm also on a BBQ tour of the South. Just spent a week in Jasper, GA - went to Col. Poole's up in Ellijay - man was that GOOD. Slapping myself for trying the Old Hickory House in Dekalb yesterday - ack - terrible!

Looking for suggestions on where to get good BBQ in NE Georgia... or around the Metro Atlanta area...


07-27-2006, 02:33 PM
Welcome, Smokey P!

07-27-2006, 02:35 PM
Welcome and remember Pictures are a good thing.

07-27-2006, 02:44 PM
Welcome Piglet, please post often.

07-27-2006, 02:52 PM
I lived in Columbus, GA, for 2.5yrs.
I'm sorry. :mrgreen:

Looking for suggestions on where to get good BBQ in NE Georgia... or around the Metro Atlanta area...

Now, SP, you know as well as I do that thar just ain't none in metro-atlanta, unless you go to williamson brothers in Marietta - but forget about their sauce - absolutely horrid stuff....

you can try slopes as well. I've heard good things about it. I've also heard some not so good things. just never had time to go and try it. 'cause i'm down near the muscogee stockade, ya know what i mean, vern?

smokeypig the elder...

07-27-2006, 09:55 PM

07-27-2006, 09:57 PM

07-28-2006, 08:01 AM
Welcome aboard Smokey. Enjoy.

07-28-2006, 08:21 AM

07-28-2006, 10:53 AM
Welcome Smokey Piglet !!!

" A lover of fine pork products" ........you'll fit in just fine......

07-28-2006, 11:00 AM
Welcome Brother.

Grumpy's Q
07-28-2006, 12:01 PM
Welcome aboard Smokey!

07-28-2006, 12:12 PM
Welcome... I'm in Dacula once or twice a year generally... My dad lives there, after living in Roswell and Big Canoe. Welcome!

big brother smoke
07-28-2006, 01:33 PM

Smokey Piglet
07-28-2006, 02:12 PM
Made the good call of driving to Ellijay to get to a Super WalMart, and stopped at Col. Pooles for some incredible BBQ!!!

Man, now that just puts most BBQ places I've been around the ATL to shame!

I'll start another thread somewhere on the best BBQ in GA - once I figure out where to put it.


Da Piglet

07-28-2006, 02:20 PM
I loved Big Canoe, but my dad had to go off and get married again, then moved back to the Atlanta area... I've had some decent bbq in the alpharetta area, and I still like Fat Matt's, but a lot of bbq around Atlanta itself is nothing special... esp Sonny's. Dreamland in Roswell was even a disappointment, after eating at the one in Montgomery. Swallow at the Hollow is pretty decent, and there are a couple I've been to that I don't know the names of that are good, too.

07-28-2006, 03:30 PM
Welcome aboard Smokey, enjoy what you learn and share what you know, it's what we do here.

07-28-2006, 04:16 PM
Welcome Aboard !

07-30-2006, 09:28 AM
Welcome my new brother!

07-30-2006, 09:54 PM

07-31-2006, 07:57 AM

Pig Headed
07-31-2006, 08:28 AM
Welcome Smokey.

07-31-2006, 03:22 PM
Welcome brother!

07-31-2006, 06:06 PM

08-01-2006, 02:26 AM
Welcome aboard!

08-01-2006, 03:10 AM
Welcome aboard!:biggrin:

08-01-2006, 12:41 PM
Welcome aboard piglet

we'll smoke u
08-01-2006, 12:52 PM
Glad You Came Aboard

08-03-2006, 04:45 PM
welcome aboard