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sacwoodpusher
12-05-2010, 11:47 AM
Hello,

I am the husband of Michelle, father of 5, Master-Elect of Elk Grove 173 Free and Accepted Masons of the State of CA, and president of 4 companies.

I enjoy designing and building outdoor cooking appliances. I have designed a mobile wood fired pizza oven which is on my back porch. I will be designing a Tandoor/Afghan oven to make naan. I saw a challenge on this website to design/build an outdoor broiler (heat from the top)....and this actually caused me to join the BBQ Brethren Forum.

I love to see homemade pit designs, the more unique, the better.

The reason I built an outdoor oven is that wheat flour and even wheat aroma causes my 12 year old to have an asthma attack. Even boiling spaghetti causes this reaction. My wife banned baking in the house as a result, so I moved my baking operation onto the back porch.

I cook Basque, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, German, and PA Dutch food. I have begun writing a cookbook, but somehow it never gets finished. I love hearth baked breads with massive air holes in the crumb. Ciabatta, Pain Levain, etc.....

My userid is sacwoodpusher because I live in Sacramento County, and I am a chess player....so "sac" refers to Sacramento and sacrifice (sac a piece in chess) and a "woodpusher" is a chessplayer. Yeah, I'm one of those BSME/MSME "geeky" Mechanical Engineers who actually likes all of the math and science in the field.

I am also a mad scientist.....definitely mad, and I like it that way. FREE TO BE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ron_L
12-05-2010, 11:52 AM
I am also a mad scientist.....definitely mad, and I like it that way. FREE TO BE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to the asylum! It sounds like you will fit right in! :becky:

bigabyte
12-05-2010, 11:55 AM
Welcome to the madhouse!
http://1389blog.com/pix/rubber-room-insane-smiley.gif

BBQ Grail
12-05-2010, 11:58 AM
So you'll be cooking at the Italian Dinner Fundraiser in March? Might be worth the drive down.

Welcome.

blackdog043
12-05-2010, 12:32 PM
Welcome to the brethren!

bluetang
12-05-2010, 07:36 PM
Welcome, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.

Rookie'48
12-05-2010, 08:57 PM
Welcome to our crazy little club house!

frognot
12-05-2010, 10:22 PM
Welcome aboard sacwoodpusher!

landarc
12-05-2010, 10:42 PM
Welcome to the Brethren Sacwoodpusher

Q-Dat
12-06-2010, 12:19 AM
Vilkommen I think thats German for welcome...

SmokinAussie
12-06-2010, 03:19 AM
Welcome indeed! Great introduction too! Sounds like you have a few challenges, but also the expertise to get around them.

Takes a while to get to know us.. but yup... there are a lot people here that are pretty crazy.

Stick around!

Cheers!

Bill

Divemaster
12-06-2010, 09:41 AM
Welcome to the addiction... Remember, there is no 12 step program for us!!!

Arlin_MacRae
12-06-2010, 10:24 AM
Excellent, another 'character' on board. A hearty welcome to you, brother!

Arlin

moocow
12-06-2010, 11:46 AM
Welcome! Lets see some pics of your creations.

cowgirl
12-06-2010, 03:36 PM
Welcome to the forum!

Alan in Ga
12-06-2010, 03:40 PM
Welcome from Ga.