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    Hi from New Port Richey, FL.

    Hi all!! I'm as green as they come for a bbq'r. I'm here to learn all I can.

    Welcome from Colorado ... you’ve come to the right place fer’ sure.


      Thank you sir!


        ...and I can't even get my avatar pic straight lolol


          Welcome from south Texas!


            Welcome to The Pit. You are in the right place to learn. Please tell us what you are cooking on and what you would like to cook so we can point you in the right direction.


              Thank you gentlemen. Here's my story. Lived in apartrments most of my life in NY, which means can't have a smoker, but I love BBQ. Moved to FL 11 years ago, more apts, still no smoker. Bought myself a house for my 51st birthday back in Nov. NOW I can finally have a smoker!! I bought a Camp Chef smoke pro DLX. I've run the thing on low smoke, high smoke, used smoke tubes with pellets and with wood chips. I'm not getting true bbq off the damn thing. So, I ordered an OKJ Longhorn reverse flow which will be here tomorrow. I may be able to get it assembled before I go to work. I'm very excited though.


                Just what we need, another sideways dude. Well, join the club. I guess you did. Welcome, eat good & have fun!

                Oh, and a very cool moniker, Johnny Big Time. Has a ring to it, yessir.


                  Thanks FireMan! The guys at work started calling me that. I'm gonna stick with it lolol.


                    Welcome to the Pit from NE Washington state. Along with tips, techniques, and recipes about BBQ we have a lot of fun.

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                    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.


                      Thanks CN!!


                        Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
                        Glad yer here, to learn along with me!

                        I gots an OKJ Highland, might be able to offer some help, when ya git down to cookin on it.

                        (My avatar pic was sideways fer, mebbe, 2-3 months... )


                        • Johnny Big Time
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                          Hopefully one of the mods will flip my pic for me soon lol

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                          Mine had gasket material on th firebox lid sealin perimeter, when I bought it, but it has largely long since burnt off...

                          Doesn't seem to make any difference, in my estimation...

                          Seams are caulked with Red RTV, but I haven't bothered doin any kinda 'insulatin', per se...

                          Reckon yer gonna find stickburnin to be fun, an flavouful...

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                          I'm gonna see how the thing runs with no mods first, then go from there.

                        Welcome to The Pitmaster Club! Love the username and the intro! We are all green at everything at some point, BBQ too. I was always great (I thought) at steaks & burgers, so hey BBQ can't be hard. Got a smoker. My first rack of ribs I cooked hot & fast like a long pork chop. My first pulled pork I took to 165 and tried pulling it. Needless to say I learned real quick I was WAY more green at BBQ than I thought I'd be. Before you know it you'll be teaching others though!

                        Since you’re new here, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains a few how-tos and please-dos. This will help you learn your way around so you can get the best experience from our forum.

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                        Hope to hear & see more from you!


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                          Thank you sir!! My email should be in my profile, unless I did something wrong. Oh, and I already f'd up over $100 worth of meat so far lolol. But I gotta say, my ribs are finally on the money now. Just gotta find the right rub for them.

                        Welcome from Louisiana! Are you related to Johnny Bravo?


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                          Thank you! Not related, but I do have an electric guitar lolol.

                        Welcome to the Pit
                        Cheers from Norway



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