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comfrank
04-22-2009, 02:36 PM
Hey, all,

I've been lurking here for about a year and a half, but I figure if I start posting I ought to introduce myself.

I've been smoke cooking since 1985. Started with a cheap Brinkman's water smoker, upgraded to a slightly better Brinkman's, and for Christmas 1995 my wife bought me an Oklahoma Joe's vertical roaster, which I have since learned is the "original" Bandera. I've been cooking on that sucker for nearly a decade and a half.

Been scared to try competition cooking but entered a backyard contest two summers ago and a KCBS contest last summer. My plan was to cook the brisket and pork overnight, grabbing catnaps and checking the OK Joe's periodically. Of course, I drank way too much with the team next door, and my catnap idea failed. I woke up at 7:30 and the smoker was stone cold dead!!! If you could have seen the daggers shooting out of my wife's eyes when she drove up in the morning...

Well, I fired things up and ran the smoker much hotter than normal. Barely had enough time to cook the ribs. Pork was not salvageable. It came in DAL. As for the brisket, I was fully expecting to chop shoe leather into little pieces and mix with bbq sauce, but, son of a gun, it was actually pretty tender, so we sliced it instead and got a 10th place ribbon for it. Now I'm hooked.

I have since purchased a WSM 22" with a DigiQ controller, so I don't have to worry about catnaps any more!

Well, off to the competition forum to ask some questions about holding brisket and pork.

--frank

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
04-22-2009, 02:59 PM
Glad you decided to come in from the cold. :biggrin: Welcome and I look forward to seeing your posts.

FatBellyBBQ
04-22-2009, 03:22 PM
Welcome to the forum Frank

Phesant
04-22-2009, 03:34 PM
Howdy Frank and welcome to our little slice of BBQ heaven.

Big George's BBQ
04-22-2009, 03:47 PM
Welcome This is a Great Place

EatonHoggBBQ
04-22-2009, 04:15 PM
Hi Frank, nice to hear from you.

bbqbull
04-22-2009, 04:25 PM
Welcome to the forum Frank!

Westexbbq
04-22-2009, 04:32 PM
Welcome to the camp,
Frank.
Enjoy.

Harbormaster
04-22-2009, 04:54 PM
Thanks for being frank Frank. Hard to admit when you blow a cook like that.
Welcome to the best clubhouse on the web!

Sledneck
04-22-2009, 06:41 PM
Welocme

Frank Sacco
04-22-2009, 07:12 PM
Welcome aboard!

Mike - CSBBBQ
04-22-2009, 07:15 PM
Hello and Welcome, you will love this place!

Countryhb
04-22-2009, 07:34 PM
Welcome aboard...I knew where the story was going when you mentioned "little catnaps"...

Pig Headed
04-22-2009, 07:40 PM
Welcome aboard Frank.

BBQ Bandit
04-22-2009, 08:20 PM
Welcome to the madness!

Catnaps are always with the best of intentions....

bigabyte
04-22-2009, 08:32 PM
Welcome to the insanity!:cool:

Brauma
04-22-2009, 09:12 PM
Welcome aboard, Frank!

biffleg
04-22-2009, 09:53 PM
Welcome Aboard!

Bob S
04-22-2009, 10:31 PM
welcome Frank!

moocow
04-22-2009, 10:47 PM
Welcome!

frognot
04-22-2009, 11:24 PM
Welcome aboard Frank!

BBQ Grail
04-22-2009, 11:57 PM
Welcome to the forum

Rookie'48
04-23-2009, 12:13 AM
Welcome to our crazy little club house!

Bbq Bubba
04-23-2009, 07:56 AM
Welcome to the jungle! :cool:

Divemaster
04-23-2009, 08:04 AM
Welcome to the addiction... Remember, there is no 12 step program for us!!!

Catnaps, been there done that...

VGuilford
04-23-2009, 12:20 PM
Welcome

zydecopaws
04-23-2009, 03:24 PM
Welcome to our version of OCD (Outdoor Cooking Disorder)! Great story...

Midnight Smoke
04-23-2009, 08:57 PM
Hello and Welcome!

Trucky1008
04-23-2009, 11:19 PM
Welcome!

Mad Max
04-23-2009, 11:31 PM
Welcome Frank.

Cabntmkr1
04-27-2009, 10:23 AM
Welcome to the best BBQ forum on the 'net!:mrgreen: