View Full Version : RocketmanRay (RMR) from Florida

02-02-2009, 06:45 PM
Hi from the Rocket Ranch!

RocketmanRay (RMR) here - I live in Florida, east coast south of Kennedy Space Center and close enough to Port Canaveral that on a quiet night with the wind blowing just right you can hear the Disney Cruise ship's fog horn playing "It's a Small World"!

I'm an engineer at Kennedy Space Center....

I've lived in Florida my whole life with the exception of an Army tour of duty in Germany. I have hunted, fished, and grilled my whole life. Turkey frying is family social event, and the grill is usually the focus of a nice Sunday. I've like to add a plow disk cooker to the list of fun things to do on a Sunday - It was hard to find and ended up ordering one on line because we don't have many farms in Florida. We have swamp, alligators, small whitetail, and a bazillion turkeys; but no tractor farm supplier in the area to buy equipment.

I built my own smoker out of a 40-gal water heater I got from a plumber. Yep, strip off the sheet metal and the insulation underneath, a little welding and it's a pretty sweet setup on top of a recycled grill cart a neighbor was tossing. I've resolved I need to make the firebox bigger....

I'm interested in good rubs and marinades.

Santa didn't bring me a new Webber, the old one gave it up.... maybe Father's Day????


02-02-2009, 06:48 PM
Welcome RMR. Glad you decided to join in the fun.

02-02-2009, 07:00 PM
Welcome RocketMan !!!

Nice to have you here

02-02-2009, 07:16 PM
Welcome to the forum Rocketman!

02-02-2009, 07:29 PM
Welcome aboard. I have relatives in Satellite Beach that might make an appearance if they smell something good cooking... ;)

02-02-2009, 07:32 PM
Hi RocketmanRay and welcome to the BBQ Brethren.

02-02-2009, 07:35 PM
Welcome to the forum Rocketman

02-02-2009, 07:46 PM
Welcome aboard. Always nice to see another Florida boy come to the fold. Next time me and the family head over to KSC, we'll have to link up and say Howdy in person. There's a few more around your neck of the woods.

02-02-2009, 08:45 PM
Welcome to one of the best places on the net.

02-02-2009, 10:29 PM
Hi there!

02-02-2009, 10:32 PM
Welcome to our crazy little club houise!

02-02-2009, 10:47 PM
Welcome aboard!

02-03-2009, 02:08 AM
Welcome aboard RMR!

02-03-2009, 03:27 AM
Welcome RMR!

Desert Dweller
02-03-2009, 06:11 AM
welkum and remember; No pics, didn't happen...

Bob S
02-03-2009, 06:37 AM
Welcome RMR!

Bbq Bubba
02-03-2009, 07:14 AM
Welcome to the jungle! :cool:

Big George's BBQ
02-03-2009, 07:55 AM
Welcome This is a Great Place

02-03-2009, 08:01 AM
welcome...how about some pics of that smoker:biggrin:...we love pics!!

Pig Headed
02-03-2009, 08:10 AM
Welcome aboard Ray.

02-03-2009, 08:29 AM
Welcome to the forum!

Fatback Joe
02-03-2009, 08:40 AM
Welcome to the forum.

02-03-2009, 08:43 AM
Welcome to the camp,

02-03-2009, 09:50 AM
Glad you're here Ray.
Welcome to the best clubhouse on the web!

Mad Max
02-03-2009, 09:59 AM
Welcome RMR. Glad you could join us. We look forward to seeing your posts.

02-03-2009, 10:08 AM
Welcome to the nuthouse!:cool:

02-03-2009, 12:54 PM

Smokin Mike
02-03-2009, 01:09 PM
welcome to the forum, love to see pics of that smoker too

02-03-2009, 01:16 PM
Hey, Ray - welcome aboard!


02-03-2009, 02:06 PM
Welcome Rocket man Ray. I too am a rocket man, albeit model rockets. :redface: I also have a friend who is working on the new rocket that NASA is going to replace the shuttle with.

02-03-2009, 02:59 PM
Howdy Rocketman.:icon_cool