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Old 12-07-2010, 01:23 AM   #1
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Greetings all!

My name is Bill, and I am a newcomer to the BBQ world... I have always been a fan of the eating part, don't get me wrong, but having some food over the past couple of months from my dad's Traeger has me interested in starting this myself!

I live in Salida, CA (Northern California, in the Modesto area) with my wife Nicole and our two English Bulldogs Zoe and Zeus. We also have a baby boy on the way that will be arriving in February.

One of my passions is cigars - in fact, I moderate a cigar forum, StogieChat, and have what my wife would call an excessive collection... I am also active in my local Masonic Lodge, and am a Shriner and member of the Scottish Rite. We do a lot of work in the community that is very rewarding.

Oh, and I am a bit of a coffee person and have roasted coffee as well, though I don't do that so much any more getting ready for the family and all.

I will have a lot of newb questions, and hope that you will be gentle!

Thanks for having me!
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:15 AM   #2
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Welcome Maytag. I too collect Cigars. Padron 4000 is my favorite overall. I have some Cuban Monte Cristo's that my uncle brought back from England. That have been my all time favorite. BBQ is my pasion though. Feel free to ask even the simplest of questions. There is a welth of experiene here and lots of fun folks. Lots of smart A*# too. This is a good forum. There are others out ther but you will see 687 currentley online at the top. Not my kind of site. Anyway welcome and happy grilling! :P
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:57 AM   #3
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Welcome Bill, sounds like you have been been bitten by several "Hobbie Bugs." Loads of great folks here with great information and fun ideas. Good to have you here, I may have some questions on the roasting of coffee.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:59 PM   #4
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Thanks fellas - I am reading and posting on a couple of forums just to get as much information as I can... just want to get myself up and running here soon...

After the equipment will come the recipe hunt...
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:01 PM   #5
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Hey Bill welcome. My God, Lord God is there no help for the widow's son? Just joshing I aint a Mason but I know all the secret words and stuff like that. If most Maytags are generally similar to the one I owned a few years back thinking you guys stay purty busy I got one now made in Austailia. Have like 8 moving parts or somewhere similar. It flooded us out not long back and we got all new floors. Whut a deal huh?

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Old 12-09-2010, 01:36 AM   #6
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Well, truth be told, I got my handle from friends of mine years ago. When I was going through school I worked at a Maytag appliance store, and the name kind of stuck.

Sorry about the bad luck on the washer... When I worked for them it was before the Whirlpool buy out, and they made them like they did for years and years - great stuff...
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:23 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum Bill. My wife bought a Whirlpool washer about a year ago that sounds like it's full of all my left over rib bones every time it goes through a cycle. It also regurgitates a bit of its water on the floor every once in awhile just to keep us wondering if it possessed.

Anyway, glad to have you with us. Congrats with the new baby. Enjoy your solitude now because it's definitely going to change in February!
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:36 PM   #8
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Welcome aboard Bill. Glad you're getting the okay to start this new hobby just before you have to stop it.

Just kidding. There are several of us here you have little ones. My boy is almost 16 months. I've been bbqing for years now, but it's been cut back since having "the boy".

I'd like to suggest that you get yourself a 22" WSM instead of the Trager. Just my $.02.

Ask all the questions you want. Someone will have an opinion here.
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I'd like to suggest that you get yourself a 22" WSM instead of the Trager. Just my $.02.
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:34 PM   #10
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I'd like to suggest that you get yourself a 22" WSM instead of the Trager. Just my $.02.
Ditto
I'm 100% in agreement with BUZZ. Save your $700. We do competitions and time and time again the WSMs users take home the hardware. Unless it's an FEC Id get the WSM!
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