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bdherndon
06-21-2004, 02:51 PM
Thanks for the greeting, Bill!

Mesquite is better known for its Rodeo, but there are some folks around who can 'Q as well!

This site sounded very interesting and I can always use suggestions when it comes to Qin'!

I have to admit, I have only been at the serious backyard barbecuing for a couple of years. I used a Weber kettle for a while and then got myself a Black Diamond. It works pretty good, but has its querks. A good friend of mine has a Bandera and raves about it. So I guess I am cooking on the Bandera's little brother. I have made some minor mods to it but overall have left it pretty much stock. I have had the best luck with pork (ribs and buttroast) and have cooked a couple of good briskets but still working on my rub.

Anyway, I will read through the archives and join in on some discussions.

I look forward to learning and contributing in anyway that I can.

Thanks again.

Brad H
Mesquite, TX

chad
06-21-2004, 03:04 PM
Welcome!

Dang, there's enough Texas Bros alone to have a pretty good bash!

Bigmista
06-21-2004, 03:09 PM
Welcome Brad!

Always glad to have another brother! You'll find a lot of great info here and a lot of people willing to help.

You'll also find a bunch of funny folx here so grab a beer, pull up a chair and smoke a fatty with the crew!

mista

Bill-Chicago
06-21-2004, 03:24 PM
Welcome Brad

The site is still evolving.

We try on a couple of forums to have a thread called "RaodMap" that contains some great info threads in that forum. We're still populating the place though.

I did a beer can chicken and a jimmy dean sausage on my weber kettle last night. Almost all apple wood for fuel. It was awesome.

This is not in any way a Bandera only group by any means.

Hope you enjoy the site.

MikeG
06-21-2004, 04:07 PM
Welcome BD!!!
I been Q'ing an such for over 30 years and
don't consider myself serious about it yet.
Good to have you with us....don't be a stranger.
MikeG

Arlin_MacRae
06-21-2004, 04:23 PM
Hey Brad - welcome!! Mesquite, eh? I've got a brother-in-law down there.

You know, I do think we need to plan a Texas/Oklahoma bash.

BBQchef33
06-21-2004, 04:50 PM
Welcome Brad..

I cooked on a black Diamond for a couple years.. Fine cooker.. there is a document in our file section for the mods to the black diamond. Easiest was to extend the chimney down to the grate level using a soup can. Next was a baffle/tuning plate thats a little more involved but easy if you have a drill and shears.

anyway.. welcome!! Jump on in!

kcquer
06-21-2004, 05:10 PM
Brad, Welcome Brother. We don't care what kind of cooker you have, it is nice to know when questions come up though. All the important stuff happens in the kitchen before the cook and in the firebox when the cook starts, and that stuff is pretty universal.
If you read something that you think is particularly helpful in the archives put a link up in that "Road map" thread Bill refered too, we'll take all the help we can get.

BigAl
06-21-2004, 08:15 PM
Welcome!

jt
06-22-2004, 07:12 AM
Glad to have you Brad. Cookers don't matter - it's the Q we make in 'em! Don't be afraid to post!

brdbbq
06-22-2004, 07:38 AM
Dang, there's enough Texas Bros alone to have a pretty good bash!

We are a dominating bunch aren't we. :lol: Welcome to the group work close to Mesquite 75-635. Looks like a southren ge together in the future. If I ever quit farking moving.

Mark
06-22-2004, 07:59 AM
Welcome Brad. I got a couple of questions.

1. Why do they call it Mesquite?
2. If it's because of lotsa mesquite trees, how come Brian can't scrounge up any wood?

(just tryin to help Brian)

brdbbq
06-22-2004, 08:23 AM
Found wood last night.

Bill-Chicago
06-22-2004, 08:24 AM
Found wood last night.

Face plant into the porch?

jt
06-22-2004, 08:34 AM
microscope mod :twisted:

brdbbq
06-22-2004, 08:38 AM
Face plant into the porch?


That would be Acrylic mod.

JacksonsDad
06-22-2004, 09:07 AM
Howdy to 'nother Texan...we can always use more. In case you haven't seen the posts, the 'deras are avail at Academy for $199.00 right now, there were 2 over of the Tollway and 4 or 5 off 75 in Plano (if your interested!) I'm waiting for a few clients to pony up so I can go grab one...

brdbbq
06-22-2004, 09:26 AM
Hmmm guess I will checking Academy n Plain-o soon.

Bigdog
06-22-2004, 09:42 AM
Welcome to the group Brad. This site is more about the style of cooking BBQ, rather than just how to use the Beast.

Mesquite Texas, named after my fuel of choice. I assume you have lots of it down there. 8)

BigAl
06-22-2004, 09:59 AM
Welcome Brad. I got a couple of questions.

1. Why do they call it Mesquite?
2. If it's because of lotsa mesquite trees, how come Brian can't scrounge up any wood?

(just tryin to help Brian)

He is a gasser, he don't need no stinking wood :!: :D

racer_81
06-22-2004, 01:35 PM
Found wood last night.

Face plant into the porch?

Attic Ladder Mod

brdbbq
06-22-2004, 02:00 PM
Hey doing better can walk wothout looking like I have a corn cob up my arse.

Solidkick
06-22-2004, 05:11 PM
Welcome Brad!

Jorge
06-22-2004, 05:55 PM
Mesquite associated with Rodeo? I always remember women in Rockies and Wranglers, but I guess that might count as a distant cousin.

Always great to have another Texan around, welcome!

cabo
06-22-2004, 09:11 PM
Welcome!!!
It's probably a good thing you don't live in a town called Wood Pile!!! :shock: :lol:

Stucue74
06-23-2004, 11:54 AM
Hey Brad - welcome!! Mesquite, eh? I've got a brother-in-law down there.

You know, I do think we need to plan a Texas/Oklahoma bash.



I agree, I'll bring the "Texoma" jap peanuts.