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    Hello from NorCal

    Howdy, folks. I have been a member for a few years, and when I posted a reply to a thread I got a welcome and a note this was my first post. I looked and it seems I did not introduce myself. I have been grilling, smoking, and bbqing for some time, and found this site and it has been a great source of information and inspiration. I started out with a gas grill, bought a couple of books (pre-internet for me) and bought a kettle smoker. I started making sausage and playing around with cooking, and started getting more equipment and knowledge.

    Now I have a gas grill, BGE, Traeger, Weber, offset smoker, and still have the old kettle smoker. All have a different purpose. I still make sausage (primarily bratwurst) and make bacon and pastrami. I have learned a lot and now have an even deeper love for cooking, eating, and drinking. You gotta eat, so you might as well eat well. I have two seasons, beer season and wine season, which are dependent on where I am cooking. Beer season is summer and I cook outside almost exclusively, and wine season is winter when I cook indoors. Being in California, I still tend to cook outdoors to some degree all year.

    Glad to be among those dedicated to eating and drinking well, and sharing the knowledge thereof.

    #2
    Welcome aboard from Virginia Beach.

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      #3
      Welcome to the pit from the bbq capital of New England, Massachusetts. I agree, eat well and pair the beverage to the occasion, season and cooking vessel.

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        #4
        Welcome to the pit, Enjoy the Wikipedia of BBQ.

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          #5
          Greetings and welcome from North Carolina

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            #6
            Welcome to The Pit again.

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              #7
              Welcome to the Pit from north Texas, although you’ve been around longer than I have. You’ve got a lot of good cookers and do some great stuff. When is bourbon season? That’s pretty much year-round around here.

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                #8
                Welcome from the Delta. Born and raised mostly in San Jose, moved up here 17 years ago.

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                  #9
                  Welcome from Oz, you will like it back here

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                    #10
                    Welcome from Virginia!

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                      #11
                      Welcome to the Pit from Dallas, Texas!

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                        #12
                        Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!

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                          #13
                          Welcome from Minnesota.

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                            Welcome from Maryland

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                              #15
                              Sounds like we can learn a lot from you! Howdy from south Texas!

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