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    Hello from Central Illinois

    First time poster here, but long time stalker of the site. Santa brought me Meathead's book for Christmas and after a few weeks I think I'm hooked on the Pit. So many good discussions and great experience to learn from!

    I've only been smoking for a year or so, but grew up being the "grill master" for my family because I enjoyed working the grill. Now I'm going on 30 and really enjoy the art and science that go into cooking.

    I hope to learn a lot and contribute where I can!


    Welcome, Kenny... from Colorado...


      Let me tell you friend, you do not know what hooked is. Let us know about 8 mos from now (the end of summer) whether your assessment of hooked was accurate. Glad to have you with us, eat good & enjoy!


        A hearty welcome from northern Illinois.

        To mirror FireMan your journey has barely begun into the magical world of BBQ.


          Welcome to The Pit Kenny.


            Welcome to The Pit Kschum1! Happy to have you here. Good job on your signature, and that's a nice array of gear you have.

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            Hope to hear & see more from you!


              Hi Kenny! We signed up here within minutes of each other, so I think that makes us Pit Twins? LOL Being in central IL, I'll be looking forward to you sharing your recipes for grilled corn as you're surrounded by it! Have fun - Glen


                Welcome Kschum1


                  Hi, Kenny! Welcome to the group.


                    Welcome from SW Indiana! I'm making a trip over to Murphysboro very soon to eat at 17th St BBQ.


                      Kschum1 Kenny, welcome to th' Pit!!!


                        Welcome aboard!


                          Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois. The pit is a great place to learn. Smoke on!


                            Welcome to fun in the Pit!


                              Kschum1, Welcome to "The Pit"! You are Now Enrolled in the BBQ Univ.! Attendance and Participation are Mandatory! Enjoy "The Pit"!
                              Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan



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