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    Hello, I’m Chris

    I can’t believe that I joined this great site 3 years ago, and this is the first time I have gotten into the forum. Just way too freaking busy, I guess. I will try to get more involved. Born and raised in Southern California. I've been an avid amateur chef since I was 18. I was drafted into the Army when I was 20 and somewhat providentially was sent to cook's school, where I learned to cook for 200-300 people at a time and in particular, learned good knife skills. My love for culinary arts have continued since then. I've been married since 1977 and helped raise two beautiful girls, both of whom have picked up my love for food. Getting into BBQ was a natural for me. I started with a cylinder smoker with the water pan. I did some good stuff in that, but it wasn’t big enough for me and I quickly graduated to a Braunfels smoker with the side fire box. I did my first briskets in this and was successful on my first try (I was sweating bullets on that one because I was feeding 75 people the next day...I smoked four whole pork butts the day before, got them out wrapped them and put them in a cooler and then started two briskets at about midnight. I got up every two hours during the night to assure my temperature and smoke was still right. It was a great experience and somewhat exhausting). A couple years ago, my lovely wife surprised me with a beautiful Big Green Egg XL and I have been loving it for everything from grilling, smoking and roasting.

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    Belated welcome to the pit!

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      Welcome ChrisLovesHisBigGreenEgg

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        Welcome to the Pit ChrisLovesHisBigGreenEgg from NE Washington state. I was hatched and raised in SoCal as well, I lived in Poway, LJ, PB, and North Park in the SD area. Before that I was in Orange and LA counties, then stopped over in the Bay Area before escaping to the PNW. Along with tips, techniques, and recipes about BBQ we have a lot of fun. If you like music, go to this thread to hear what others are listening to and share what you like. For jokes, go to this thread. Go to this thread to post where you work and what your hobbies are and get to know other members here. We are happy to have you along and looking forward to your participation.

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          Another one, what is it with you guys? You join, then after a few years, hello! I think it’s going to be fantastic to see what you’ve been up to. Looking forward toward some serious input. Welcome aboard, eat good and have fun!

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            #6
            Howdy from Kansas Territory, Glad to finally hear from ya'!
            Lookin forward to learnin, along with ya!
            Hopefully, ya got some pics from th last few years, ya might could share with us???

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              Welcome to The Pit Chris.

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                #8
                Welcome to the Pit! Any chance you could shorten your username? It's longer than my password requirements at work. 😀 it's all good. I'll get used to it ChrisLovesHisBigGreenEgg .

                Looking forward to some knife tips. I am always wondering how to upgrade my cooking knifes. Thank you for your service!

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                  Welcome aboard @Chriszdzsuditdzr or something like that. It’s great to have you here. But that is a loooong user name. 😁

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                Welcome ChrisLovesHisBigGreenEgg from Minnesota. We are glad to have you aboard.

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                  Hope to hear & see more from you!

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                    Welcome from Winnipeg. A ceramic cooker is definitely on my wish list.

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                      Wow, you got married when I was 8yrs old. I digress, in 1977 we were city champions in flag football (I was 8) and I won the football and softball throw for my age group in the county for Punt, pass and kick program. I digress again.

                      Huntington Beach welcomes you to The Pit!! Where in SoCal are you from??

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                        Greetings from Colorado, Chris!

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                          Nice story, welcome to the pit!

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                            Welcome from Indiana

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