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PitPirate
07-19-2004, 12:22 PM
Hey guys I go by The Pit Pirate and I'm a Carolina boy trapped in a Nothern Virginia area. I just started Smoking this year but have been a Grill Head for many years. I did my homework and as my Daddy told me to do. "Think twice, move once" and because of that everything has come out great.

My current Smoker is a 2004 Char-broil Silver Smoker from Home Depot for about $148.00. I use Kingsford coals and Hickory wood for the most part.

I love creating Rubs, Mops and Sauces but most of all I enjoy watching people enjoy my food.

Oh, and I'm banned at thebbqforum.com
Gotta be proud of something. lol

peace
mike


http://www.nagshead.net/bbq/modsnribs/
http://www.nagshead.net/bbq/modsnribs/P1010058.jpg

badger
07-19-2004, 12:35 PM
Proud to have another banned brother! Welcome.

Head over to cattle call and give another write up about your self. And be sure to show us more of your meat! :lol:

PitPirate
07-19-2004, 12:40 PM
heh heh
You said "Show us yer meat."
lol

Thanks for the welcome

Oh, I got banned for saying I was a web developer and offering to make logos for a few people.
Big crime.

peace
mike

badger
07-19-2004, 12:46 PM
I think everyone here is a web developer, so you'll fit right in. :lol:

Its amazing to see what 400 web guru's can do to a web site.

Bigmista
07-19-2004, 01:07 PM
Welcome Mr. Pirate!

Glad to have you aboard! I'm sure you would have to do some pretty dastardly things before we made you walk the plank here. As long as you've got a sense of humor, you will fit right in!

Welcome again!

PitPirate
07-19-2004, 01:18 PM
I'm a one legged dewd that doesn't run fast so I don't start any trouble. I was hit and run on my 1996 Harley Fatboy...driver never caught.

A guy said my logo was awesome and how much would I charge to make him one. I said Free and a link to a mock up image got posted and....Out the door I went.
http://www.nagshead.net/bbq/brushfirelogo1.gif


One thing you will quickly learn about me is I am one funny mother farker.

peace
mike

trouserchili
07-19-2004, 01:20 PM
Ugh, I just went and checked out thebbqforum.com. I can't beleive anyone is still using that ancient and crappy forum layout from 1995. I pains me to look at it.


I'm not a web developer, I'm a network engineer. I'm the guy that makes sure you can get to the webpage. I'm like an internet plumber, crack and all.

I guess you're not riding anymore pirate?

PitPirate
07-19-2004, 01:29 PM
I still ride but don't have a bike yet..silly wife wanted a House, Cars and now a Boat. I'll get another one day.

I have a forum system with a friend much like the software here and it is very flexable. He knows the "plumbing" and I am the art and idea man. We just moved things around to an upgrade and I will make the graphics this week. It a set of forums for sports junkies and we run free office style pools through out the year. Football season is coming and that pool is a blast. All are welcome and like this place you just have to reg. I go by my real name of Mike Hedrick
http://www.imagesculptor.com/pool/

Ray is a NAZI Mod.
lol

peace
mike

badger
07-19-2004, 01:36 PM
PitPirate, I moved this to Cattle Call, so you do not have to redo it.

PitPirate
07-19-2004, 02:07 PM
Cool.
I may at some point repost just the original URL to the smoker mods if I see there are any off-set smoker types looking for info.

Ok, so it's all about me huh? Well, to know me is to love me to let me tell you a little about me.

I'm a rocker and a roller and a way out of controller.
http://www.nagshead.net/P1010032.jpg

Here is my band web site.
http://www.nagshead.net/

Here is a page about my crash 7 years ago. I'm perfectly fine about the whole thing so never shy away from the subject.
http://www.nagshead.net/leg/

Nice to meet ya'll!

peace
mike

willkat98
07-19-2004, 02:51 PM
Welcome Mike

Glad to have you aboard

MikeG
07-19-2004, 03:01 PM
Welcome Mike..
Glad to have you with us...we are all about Q,
helping others while learning ourselves, with a spot
of BS here and there.
Enjoy!!
MikeG

Bigmista
07-19-2004, 03:06 PM
Welcome Mike..
Glad to have you with us...we are all about Q,
helping others while learning ourselves, with a spot
of BS here and there.
Enjoy!!
MikeG

A spot of BS?

Understatement of the year Mod

kcquer
07-19-2004, 03:16 PM
Welcome Brother Mike, we've got a few musicians here and they haven't thrown us out yet. Pop a top and join the party!

Solidkick
07-19-2004, 05:33 PM
Well, it just took you two farking weeks to find your way here! LOL I sent you an email telling you about "The Brothers" and what a good bunch we are. Did you change your mods? I sure wasn't happy you was going to go ahead and try to use the galvanized metal. We've got a lot to share with you here, so ask away!
Glad you finally made the trip over to us!

Solidkick
07-19-2004, 05:39 PM
Welcome Brother Mike, we've got a few musicians here and they haven't thrown us out yet. Pop a top and join the party!

LOL, KC, I think I told him that in the email!

PitPirate
07-19-2004, 06:22 PM
Hey guys...I can feel the love.

Sidekick yeah it took me a bit to get here...but I'm here!
What do you want for nothing? A Rubber Biscut?
Bow bow bow.

I was meeting some nice folks at the other place till Ray cop'd a 'tude. It's a major disservice he is doing to those folks by not letting web guys help. Have you seen many of the BBQ Team sites? A 10 year old could make them.

I think our brothers of the Pit deserve the best.

Heck I want BBQ Teams to do GREAT so when I have a Team I have something to shoot for.

Let's help BBQ step it ALL up a notch!

peace
mike

charliec
07-19-2004, 07:01 PM
hey, if you dont get banned for showing your meat
you'll more than likely be safe here!!
welcome aboard
charliec

Heath
07-19-2004, 08:47 PM
Look at it this way Mike, you got a legitimate excuse to make everyone else run for the beer while you tend the pit.

Welcome aboard, Shipwreck.

parrothead
07-19-2004, 10:18 PM
Welcome aboard, matey!

jt
07-20-2004, 07:34 AM
Glad to have you Mike.

BigAl
07-20-2004, 10:33 AM
Welcome, quite a crash, Brother. By the way, Chad has some leg parts burried in his back yard.

PitPirate
07-20-2004, 10:40 AM
Well, if he comes after my leg he will have to explain how he lost an Ass Kicking Contest to a one legged man.

lol
The crash was brutal dewd. I looked like a yard sale in the road with stuff everywhere.

I have to give credit for my healing to Jesus Christ though.

Thanks for the welcome.
peace

chad
07-20-2004, 10:50 AM
I don't do Hannibal Lechter! :twisted:

I threaten, regularly, to bury cooked lamb in the backyard - hence Al's attempt at morgue humor!

Been riding over 38 years and haven't lost any parts - skin, yes, but no parts! Glad you made it back from the edge.

Welcome!

Dave/alias Chad

Trout_man22
07-20-2004, 05:12 PM
Mike, welcome. Glad to have another from brother from Virginia.

BrooklynQ
07-20-2004, 06:09 PM
By the way, Chad has some leg parts burried in his back yard.

Don't we all.

JacksonsDad
07-20-2004, 08:36 PM
Welcome Pirate, glad to see another 'puter person, several of us are around....

Welcome to the Brethren and be sure to spill yer knowledge, just not yer peer!

trouserchili
07-21-2004, 01:53 PM
Wreck looks rough. Were you hit from behind? Today is national ride your motorcycle to work day. I've been riding every day for the past month though. Still trying to find a way to haul a 40 pound bag of lump on the back though.

PitPirate
07-21-2004, 02:05 PM
Wreck looks rough. Were you hit from behind? Today is national ride your motorcycle to work day. I've been riding every day for the past month though. Still trying to find a way to haul a 40 pound bag of lump on the back though.

I was hit on my right side which slung me into a left turn lane. I tried to regain control and aim back to the right and into my lanes but hit the oncoming medium strip head on. I went up and through a 4X4 sign post fliping completely over landing almost vertical on the rear of the bike giving it that twisted look. I came off somewhere in the oncoming traffic's left turn lane. I looked up as I was sitting in the raod and watched red tail lights leave me for dead. That hurts the most of the whole crash. Not the missing foot, the months of unbelievable pain but the fact that someone left me for dead.

~that was a buzz kill to write.
lol

Ride safe my friend
peace
mike

SoCalCraigster
07-21-2004, 09:42 PM
Arg

Mike..welcome to group....of wackos.

shock
07-21-2004, 11:32 PM
Good to have you on board! Sounds like you've been looking for the matrix for some time... :mrgreen: There's no white rabbit here - just blue smoke 8)

trouserchili
07-22-2004, 07:58 AM
I looked up as I was sitting in the raod and watched red tail lights leave me for dead. That hurts the most of the whole crash. Not the missing foot, the months of unbelievable pain but the fact that someone left me for dead.


I don't know the pain you suffered, but I know this feeling. Back in 96 I was driving a wrecker putting myself through college. I was walking up to a minivan complete with 3 kids and a mom at the helm at dusk to do a tire-change when I was struck from behind. The car caught my left leg and my ass went sliding up the right side of the hood untill I hit the windshield. I started to roll off the right side of the car and was flung 15 feet down the road, where I somehow managed to land on my feet, completely unhurt. He never stopped, but I at least I took off his left mirror with my ass. Then I changed the tire of the stricken vehicle to the complete bewilderment it's owner and went home. Quit wreckin soon after. I swear those last two weeks that job was trying to kill me.

PitPirate
07-22-2004, 08:14 AM
I always figured...GOD got his tag number and will tap him on the shoulder one day. I've forgiven the guy whoever he is just as Jesus has forgiven me for my wrongs.

I'm ALIVE! ALIVE I TELL YOU!!!!


hahaha!
~steps away from the coffee


peace
mike

brdbbq
07-22-2004, 08:21 AM
Welcome to the group. This thread is painful.

PitPirate
07-24-2004, 08:57 PM
Thanks everyone.
I got very excited about finding all of this information and some very cool people and I think I posted a bit too much. I'm sorr to any that may have thought I posted too much

I do want to thank Phil for giving me a call so we could talk....for about 45 minutes. I understand much more about this group than any email could tell and I thank Phil for giving me his time.

I will say it was hard to understand his yankee accent. lol [had to go there]

I'll lay beack and add when I can actually "Add".

Thanks again guys!
Smoke on!
mike

BBQchef33
07-24-2004, 09:46 PM
U tawkin to me? I aint got no accent, and if u got a problem wit dat, we take it outside where we can tawk sum maw.. ny style.

:twisted:

PitPirate
07-24-2004, 09:57 PM
lol
Yeah..I'm a Carolina boy and talk that way
lol
peace bro

mike