I'm glad the technical details followed, cause at the start of this thread, this 37yo man was about to have to run for tissues.
AWESOME thread. You ought to consider writing for a food magazine. The way you tied this story together with the love of smoked bacon and your childhood memories is fantastic.
I'm gonna hug my dad next time I see him! We get so wound up in our own lives, for me, my wife and my kids that we sometimes forget those small moments many of us had with our folks, and sad, but true, I only have so much more time with my folks.
Thanks again for a fantastic thread. Another great example of the depth and breadth the bbq-brethren forum has to offer. So glad I found it!