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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Illinois
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    Default Hello from Central Illinois

    I am from Central Illinois...about 12 miles north of Springfield. I am an avid griller and hope to gain enough knowledge from this site to have a smoker built and start smoking meats. maybe eventually go and participatein some competitions.

    My wife and I have a nice backyard to entertain friends and will have 50 plus guests over at least 3-4 times a summer. We like to entertain!

    I used to workin a food related industry and grew to love mixing and experiementing with spices to create my own dry rubs. My wife of 25 years is the youngest of 13 children and her momma taught her how to cook...she makes a fantastic wet sauce that is sweet with some back heat.

    Besides the smoker, we would eventually like to build an outdoor kitchen to entertain friends. For now though, we will stick to our "hillbilly wagon" for large groups. Here are a couple of pics that were snapped at a high school football playoff game. I think we had about 150 people eat and we cooked over 100 pounds of meat throughout the day.

    This old gal was made about 15 years ago.



    The meat goes in between the grates....




  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Exeter, MO
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    Welcome to the Joint Glad to have you here.

  3. #3
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    Sep 2008
    Location
    San Jose, California, United States
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    to the Joint!!!

    Thanks for the pic's and sharing.

    I like your Wagon.You just flip the whole grate over?
    Paul

    CBBQA
    18.5 Weber Smokey Joe Platinum
    22.5 Weber One Touch
    Ugly Drum

  4. #4
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    Jan 2008
    Location
    Tulsa
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    That's a nice lookin hog cooker you got there.

    What town do you live in, I grew up in Champaign.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Illinois
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    Quote Originally Posted by californiasmokin View Post
    to the Joint!!!

    Thanks for the pic's and sharing.

    I like your Wagon.You just flip the whole grate over?
    Yes...I can get about a dozen chicken leg quarters on each rack...it makes turning steaks...chicken...chops much easier whenever I grill for large groups.

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokyOkie
    What town do you live in, I grew up in Champaign.
    The grill was made in Windsor, Illinois. I designed it...and had another man weld it. It cost me $75.00 lock, stock and barrell. I lived in Effingham, IL at the time, I now live in Athens, Illinois. I coach and teach at the community college in Springfield.

  6. #6
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    Jan 2008
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    Tulsa
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    I know where Athens is. I spent a week there one afternoon.

    where would a fella be able to get a close up look at one of those grills?

    Oh, and I've spent a whole lot more time in Effingham than I care to recall. I used to go there twice a month on business, and broke down there more than once.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Craig, Mo.
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    Welcome to the joint Big Daddy. If you had a dome lid to fit over the "hillbilly wagon" you could put your fire on one end and your meat on the other, put some wood on the fire for smoke and stack on the meat end and you have a smoker/grill all in one. Just a thought.
    Steve


    1-UDS
    1-Homemade stickburner/ Buela

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    South of Peculiar, MO
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    Welcome to The Joint!
    I like the grilling apparatus! Especially the meat between racks setup. Real handy.
    What Short One said! You could have a twofer with a little work.
    Enjoy and post those pics!
    "If you can't smell smoke it ain't a barbeque joint" peculiarmike

    TQJ Plankowner

    "Life's tough.....It's even tougher if you're stupid."
    - John Wayne

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Carthage, MO
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    Kewl set up buster! Welcome to The Joint. Glad to have you with us and posting pics already. You look eerily like a guy I know - you could be his brother for sure.

    Keep posting with us and have some fun too.
    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    DFW, Texas
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    Welcome to the Joint, Big Daddy! With pics like those, you're off to a great start around here.
    Rob - TX Sandman
    Plank Owner, TQJ

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