View Full Version : Out of lurker mode

08-20-2008, 09:59 PM
Hi all. I'm Linda Hopkins with Smokin' Guns BBQ. I've been lurking for a long time and decided it was time to start posting.

My husband and I have been competing for 13 years. We won the Jack Daniel's World Championship in 1999, started marketing our rubs in 2000, opened a BBQ restaurant in North Kansas City in 2003, and still compete in about 20 contests a year.

We use home-made or Traeger pellet cookers. We also have a Ole Hickory CTO. We travel around in a 35-foot fifth wheel toy hauler, with the BBQ kitchen in the back (our third trailer in 13 years).

Our sons grew up around BBQ and now they both work for us in the restaurant. Phil likes to ride his 2002 Harley. I have three cats and like to cross stitch and read all kinds of novels.

Hoping to meet more friends out on the BBQ trail.

Linda Hopkins
Smokin' Guns BBQ
North Kansas City, Missouri

08-20-2008, 10:08 PM
Glad you joined the fray, Linda! Welocme!

08-20-2008, 10:08 PM
Welcome Linda !!!

PS - Your rubs are excellent products.

08-20-2008, 10:09 PM
Linda we are very glad you decided to come out of the shadows. Welcome and I look forward to seeing your posts.

BBQ Grail
08-20-2008, 10:10 PM
Thanks for joining us. Welcome

Bob S
08-20-2008, 10:10 PM
Welcome Linda. I know we can all benefit from your experience. Post often!

08-20-2008, 10:21 PM
Hey, Linda. Good to see you here.

08-20-2008, 10:22 PM
Welcome aboard!

08-20-2008, 10:32 PM
Welocme! Thanks for the great rub

08-20-2008, 10:51 PM
Oh boy, now we can get a Brethren discount right :rolleyes: ? Welcome to the funny farm, Linda.

08-20-2008, 11:09 PM
Welcome Linda.

08-20-2008, 11:21 PM
We're Not Worthy, (kneels in respect)

08-21-2008, 03:37 AM
WELCOME - Linda!!!

08-21-2008, 07:14 AM

Smokin Gator
08-21-2008, 07:41 AM
Welcome to the backyard sister!! I am glad you are here.

08-21-2008, 07:41 AM
welcome aboard

08-21-2008, 07:51 AM
Welcome! Glad to see more Sisteren in the fray. Your families rubs are great as well. Your family has sure won alot... Keep an eye out for Cowgirls posts she can really cook some grub.

08-21-2008, 08:29 AM
Linda, Welcome an I'll have to travel down south and check out the restaurant!

08-21-2008, 08:44 AM
Good to see you postin' out here Linda. Welcome to the Asylum. See ya this weekend at the Roots! (if you are coming out this year)

Bride of Roo(BQ'n)
08-21-2008, 08:48 AM
Woooohoooooo another sister!!! Welcome Linda...

08-21-2008, 09:32 AM
Welcome to the greatest forum on the planet!

08-21-2008, 09:35 AM
Welcome to the camp,

08-21-2008, 09:52 AM
Hi Linda! Man this place's stock just went up a notch. ;)


Fatback Joe
08-21-2008, 09:54 AM
Welcome to the forum. :mrgreen:

Mad Max
08-21-2008, 10:18 AM
I believe your seated in the VIP section, welcome.

08-21-2008, 11:41 AM
I feel like I'm introducing myself to a celebrity!
Good to have you Linda.
Welcome to the best clubhouse on the web!

BBQ Bandit
08-21-2008, 12:13 PM
Welcome to the smokehouse!

08-21-2008, 12:29 PM
Welcome, now pull up a stump and take a load off!!!

08-21-2008, 12:34 PM
Welcome to the board and since no one has told you yet, "it didn't happen if there aren't any pictures". There, I feel better now.

08-21-2008, 12:58 PM
Welcome aboard.

If nobody told you, it is required for those new to the site to post all of their comp secrets.

Don't worry, we won't tell a soul. :-D

Again, Welcome.

I look forward to learning a lot from your expertise.

08-21-2008, 01:09 PM
Welcome Linda.