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Bill Hurley

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Greetings all:
I am Bill Hurley, a retired fire captain living in Tucson. I have been a "Firehouse Chef" for many years, and have become an avid griller and BBQer since I have retired 9 years ago. My wife Susie and I both love riding our Harleys and restoring old cars, visiting with friends, and watching the sunset from the patio of our home in Tucson.
#31 - July 04, 2016, 08:11:23 am


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Great to have you with us, Bill.  ;D Sounds like you are livin' the good life. We have some award-winning Tucson members in our group for you to meet one day.
#32 - July 04, 2016, 12:29:59 pm
Mark Motta
Meatier Creator


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Hi all, I am a new member to this group. I have been smoking in the backyard for about 9 years, for family and friends. I recently retired and now want to step up my hobby into the competitive world of que! Look forward to participating in some events, but I'm looking to build a new smoker first! I have used a propane cabinet water cooker and am looking to go stick burner for competition. Any lines on old propane tanks would be greatly appreciated!
#33 - July 08, 2016, 01:18:54 pm


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Be extra careful about using old propane tanks. If they haven't been 100% purged and flushed they can go kaboom when you take a torch to cut them. ???
#34 - July 08, 2016, 07:07:11 pm
Mark Motta
Meatier Creator


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Hello ya'll. Like to proverbial bad penny, I'm back.
#35 - November 06, 2016, 07:02:36 pm


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Glad you're back  :)
#36 - November 06, 2016, 08:28:54 pm
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BBQ Bullies competition barbeque team


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Great to see you back Mark!
#37 - November 07, 2016, 03:24:52 pm
Loot N' Booty BBQ
2014 American Royal Invitational Chicken Champion
2014 American Royal Open Reserve Grand Champion
2016 Jack Daniels Invitational World Pork Champion
2014, 2015 and 2016 AZ BBQ Team of the Year


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Great to see you back Mark!
Looking forward to seeing BBQ in Arizona come together as one great group.  Also spreading the gospel of Operation BBQ Relief, so if the need arises, we as BBQer's can respond.
#38 - November 07, 2016, 03:37:20 pm


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The name is Paul, I live in the Phoenix area. The reason I joined this site is to get more involved with the BBQ circuit. I have been BBQing for 5 maybe 6 years. The end product is phenomenal so I’ve been told. I have smoked several butts, shoulders, briskets, chickens and ribs. I am anxious to learn from you head pit masters so I can improve and learn new tricks. I currently have 2 22.5” WSM, 1 18.5” WSM, 1 14.5” WSM, 1 22.5” Weber kettle, 1 Weber smokey Joe, 1 Weber Genesis ll E410 gas grill. Also, is there a map of where the competition's are going to be or will I be able to get updated through email when they come available? 
#39 - March 12, 2018, 09:17:20 pm


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Welcome, Paul!!! 

New to the group myself. You're gunna love it!

There's not a map or anything, but make sure to join the AZBarbeque Facebook group. Any events that Mike or the Club is involved with usually gets posted up there. Then usually there is a post about it on this forum. Other than that, just keep your eyes out on Facebook. The world get posted on there!

Keep on Smokin'!
#40 - March 15, 2018, 09:58:45 am
Chris Stuckey (Stuck-O)
Bottlecap Barbeque


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