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HOPTOAD
09-29-2010, 03:15 PM
Hi everyone,

I wanted to post here to introduce myself and also to thank the members and staff of the website.

I started smoking about two years ago on a clearance SNP from Wal-mart. I had planned on making it a Sunday football watching ritual. I found that I was spending way to much time tending the fire and not watching the games. I found BBQ Brethern and was able to make some mods that reduced the time by the smoker but it wasnt enough. We had a BBQ back in early Spetember, did six racks of baby backs for about 25 people and was so busy getting things ready I didnt have time to socialize with my guests. I then began the search for a new smoker. I was looking all different models and prices then found the UDS thread. All I can say is THANK YOU BRETHREN!!!! I found my smoker. I gathered the parts in about a week and did my first two smokes this weekend. One 13lb bag of kingsford competition(w two sticks of hickory) has lasted me 13 hours so far with about a quarter of the bag left. I did a pork butt and two fatties both turned out better than any other BBQ I have made. I will be posting pics of the drum on the UDS thread.

Thanks Again for Everything,
HOPTOAD

Harbormaster
09-29-2010, 04:11 PM
Good to have you HOPTOAD.

Welcome to the best clubhouse on the web!

Westexbbq
09-29-2010, 04:12 PM
Welcome to the camp,
HOPTOAD.
Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home,
Enjoy.

frognot
09-29-2010, 04:15 PM
Welcome aboard HOPTOAD!

Ashmont
09-29-2010, 04:17 PM
Seat belt in hang on your in for a ride and will like it here!

bbquzz
09-29-2010, 05:29 PM
Welcome HOPTOAD from The Land of the Buckeye Nut :becky: This is great place to learn and if you having something to share ... Put it out there :thumb: Sounds like you will have some time to watch Donovan on Sundays.

smokedinvt
09-29-2010, 06:34 PM
Excellent work HopToad! Welcome to the Brethren (if I may be so bold to speak for the group).
Great bunch of folks here. Learning new stuff everyday!

Rookie'48
09-29-2010, 11:29 PM
Welcome to our crazy little club house!

Neil
09-30-2010, 05:47 AM
Welcome aboard HOPTOAD, enjoy what you learn and share what you know, it's what we do here.

rescue_ranger
09-30-2010, 11:30 AM
welcome brother

Midnight Smoke
09-30-2010, 03:00 PM
Hello and Welcome!

bluetang
09-30-2010, 05:08 PM
Welcome HOPTOAD, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.