Our Homepage Donation to Forum Overhead Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Amazon Affiliate
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Cattle Call !!!


Cattle Call !!! Introducing... The Brethren.. Put your Bios here, a mug shot, a picture of your toys..Tell us who u are. Threads will lock down after 7-10 days to avoid post pumps on old introductions. Please avoid responding after thread is over a week old. DO NOT PITCH ANY PRODUCTS IN THIS FORUM, OR TRY TO VEIL A PITCH AS AN INTRODUCTION. IF YOUR SELLING IT, DON'T MENTION IT.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools
Old 02-21-2005, 05:48 PM   #1
Full Fledged Farker
homebbq's Avatar
Join Date: 02-21-05
Location: Oviedo, FL
Default Hello from

Hello All,

My name is Kevin from the web site, competition team, and rubs -

Having met Dave and Tim, and a recent emails with Phil, I wanted to come by and check this site out.

Great job Phil, and to all that help him run it.

A little about myself:

I started cooking BBQ sometime in 1980 with a small ECB type cooker, I bought for $28.00 at an Ekerd drug store here in Florida.

After relocating to Texas (Dallas/Ft Worth and San Antonio), I really learned to eat, cook, and appreciate bbq. In 1990 I bought a WSM (at that time they were shorter than they are now), in 1993 I moved back to Florida and bought a New Braunfels Bandera. It was a great cooker, and weighed a ton!

Anyway, I also own a medium sized BGE, which I bought in 1996.
In 2002 I got the competition bug, and decided to buy a Lang 84. I
still use it in competition today. I would definately be considered a stick burner, and my wood of choice is Hickory.

My wife and I have done pretty well in competition so far, and hope that continues.

Look forward to posting here when I can..
homebbq is offline  
Old 02-21-2005, 06:10 PM   #2
somebody shut me the fark up.
Solidkick's Avatar
Join Date: 10-21-03
Location: Bandera Owner in Missouri

Welcome Kevin! Always good to have another brother! Don't be a "hit and miss" member, I'm sure you LOTS fo valuable information you can share. Great to have you among us!
Mr. Kick

Belly Brothers BBQ Team

"Sister Flame" Spicewine Trailer Smoker,Modified Bandera, Uni-Flame Chicken Cooker with a Spicewine Thermometer mod,Kingsford Barrel cooker and a super fast RED thermapen

KC always said "fat cap up!!
Solidkick is offline  
Old 02-21-2005, 06:11 PM   #3
Full Fledged Farker
Join Date: 08-26-04
Location: Stuart, Florida

Welcome aboard, Kevin! Glad you decided to check us out. It'll be interesting to hear your input from such an experienced Q'er.

BTW, nice to have another Florida Boy around! I was born and raised near you in Orlando. Back then, Oveido was considered "The Sticks", now the urban sprawl of O-Town has gotten so big, it's like a suburb of Orlando! In fact, my son-in-law lives in Oveido. :D
"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

Modified Bandera
Charmglow All Stainless Gas
CB 26 1/2" Kettle
Fabricated All-Wood Burn Barrel
BC Select Outdoor Fryer
jeffsasmokin is offline  
Old 02-21-2005, 06:27 PM   #4
somebody shut me the fark up.
Jorge's Avatar
Join Date: 01-23-04
Location: DFW, San AntonioTx

Welcome. Look forward to your posts.
You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. --Frank Zappa

Pineland Liberator

Recipient of a Huggies box!

Shut up, and cook!!!!
Jorge is online now  
Old 02-21-2005, 06:49 PM   #5
Lives in Spirit
kcquer's Avatar
Join Date: 02-17-04
Location: Wherever there's Sweet Blue

Kevin, Welcome Brother! Please excuse my Lang envy
kcquer is offline  
Old 02-21-2005, 06:55 PM   #6
somebody shut me the fark up.
chad's Avatar
Join Date: 08-13-03
Location: Clearwater, FL

Welcome Kevin. Thanks for checking in - Tim and I have been talking about you guys for a while.
Southern Brethren BBQ Competition Team

"It's all about getting paid!" - Myron Mixon
"I love being hated in my hometown!" - David Hair
KingFisher Gator Rotisserie cooker, WSM, Stainless 5 burner with IR gas grill, Turkey Fryer, Weber JD Commemorative grill, slightly used Bandera chamber for future use as a cold smoker, Masterbuilt 40" insulated ELECTRIC smoker
chad is offline  
Old 02-21-2005, 06:58 PM   #7
somebody shut me the fark up.
Bigmista's Avatar
Join Date: 05-24-04
Location: Long Beach, CA

Welcome Kevin!

I've been to your site many times. You have some good info over there. I'm sure you will love it here. Really great people here. Feel free to share what you know. We are always willing to learn!

Wait! Bigmista wrote a cookbook?

Exodus 29:18
Then burn the entire ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD, a pleasing aroma, a food offering presented to the LORD.

God loves BBQ!

Bigmista Custom Spicewine Trailer - Olivia J. PIMA
Large and Medium Spicewines
Weber Ranch Kettle - E.T.

Remembering Scott
Bigmista is offline  
Old 02-21-2005, 06:59 PM   #8
is One Chatty Farker
Trout_man22's Avatar
Join Date: 05-16-04
Location: Colonial Heights, Virginia

Welcome, Kevin hope you stop by offen.
Go Green use mercury laced low watt fluorescent bulbs and kill the earth slowly !

God either exists or He doesn't.... I believe in God." Blaise Pascal
I'm a sinner, I regret my sin and will try to never do it again.
Trout_man22 is offline  
Old 02-21-2005, 07:20 PM   #9
Full Fledged Farker
Heath's Avatar
Join Date: 08-11-03
Location: Brier, WA

Welcome Kevin. Your insite in competitions could come in real handy if you want to put some pointers in the competition section. Looks like we're going to have to put together a Florida Bash.
Heath in Brier
West Coast Chapter
Washington Division
Party Crew
Bandera(Highly modified), Hasty Bake, Weber Gold, Unmodified SS hot water tank, an old wood burning fireplace insert, 2 buckets, and a hole in the ground. HeHe
Heath is offline  
Old 02-21-2005, 07:47 PM   #10
Moderator Emeritus

The_Kapn's Avatar
Join Date: 04-08-04
Location: Marianna, FL

My wife and I have done pretty well in competition so far, and hope that continues.
Folks, this is the understatement of the decade!
Reigning multi-year FBA Team of the Year and on and on and on
And, the best folks you will ever want to meet.
Clara even liked my ABT's late at night at Sebring

Kevin and Clara--welcome.

Root around and chime in when you wish.

Glad to have you here!

"Flirtin' with Disaster" BBQ Team (RETIRED)
FBA and KCBS Cook and Judge.
Former owner of a WSM, a Smokey Joe, a Charbroil Commercial gasser (junk), the legendary "StudeDera", a FEC100, a Fast Eddy PG500, and Sherman the Wonder Trailer.
Now cooking with a Yoder YS640
Proud Pellet guy cooking on real wood.
The_Kapn is online now  
Old 02-21-2005, 08:09 PM   #11
On the road to being a farker
LeeBo's Avatar
Join Date: 02-11-05
Location: Soonerville, OK

Wow - I thought I was old school with a '97 (left over from 1996) model. I didn't know NB Bandera's were around in 1993. Welcome and enjoy!

- LeeBo
LeeBo is offline  
Old 02-21-2005, 08:15 PM   #12
BrooklynQ's Avatar
Join Date: 07-18-04

Welcome to the group!
BrooklynQ is offline  
Old 02-21-2005, 08:42 PM   #13
Quintessential Chatty Farker

Neil's Avatar
Join Date: 06-04-04
Location: St. Joseph, MI

Wecome aboard Kevin. I look forward to learning from your input.
"You can't always get what you want but if you try sometime you just might find you get what you need"

Mange Bene Viva Bene!

Old Country Over/Under, Weber: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" WSM, Performer(Col. Steve Austin Mod), Two 22.5" Kettles, & a Smokey Joe; Brinkman Dual Zone Proffessional Grill, Uniflame Tabletop Gasser, Luhr-Jensen Big Chief, Turkey Fryer, Rocky Mountain Camp Stove and a UDS.
Neil is offline  
Old 02-21-2005, 08:43 PM   #14
Full Fledged Farker
homebbq's Avatar
Join Date: 02-21-05
Location: Oviedo, FL

Thanks.... I really appreciate the welcome...

I am trying to think of exactly when I bought that Bandera, it was not in 93... I did move back to Florida in 93, I am thinking it may have been in 94. Its getting tougher and tougher to remember these things. When will we see you cooking down here again Tim?
homebbq is offline  
Old 02-21-2005, 09:00 PM   #15
somebody shut me the fark up.
Bill-Chicago's Avatar
Join Date: 08-11-03
Location: Chicago Western Burbs, but always south of Madison Ave.

Welcome Kevin

I see from your frequent placings in the Bullsheet, that we got lots to learn from you.

Glad you found us

The death of "willkat98"

Bandera, M-BGE, WSM, Gold Kettle, Kenmore Gasser, 36Qt Turkey Fryer, ECB, Dutch Oven, Black Iron BBQ Viper-M
Bill-Chicago is offline  
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post garlic lovers on tilapia Sledneck Q-talk 34 06-20-2008 06:45 PM
HomeBBQ Competition Cooking Class The_Kapn Competition BBQ 20 10-04-2006 03:53 PM
Congrats to ya Kevin( for Auburndale JohnMcD348 Competition BBQ 28 03-21-2006 06:29 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts