About Me

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Welcome to the Old WoodFire Grill.com. My name is Chuck Norton and I will be your host here as my family and I share our passion for good times and great food. As you have probably figured out by the title of our website, we love to cook outdoors. We love to cook, period! There’s nothing better than firing up the Weber with some oak charcoal and grilling up a thick, juicy ribeye steak, or loading up the smoker with pecan wood and smoking up some racks of ribs. I grew up here in north central Georgia, prowling around the woods and water with my Dad and my Brother, in search of that big buck deer or a big old bass, or maybe just a lazy afternoon at the camp with some good old country food on the cooker. Some of my fondest memories from growing up are being at our hunting camp and watching my Dad and my Uncle cooking BBQ chicken on a Weber Kettle with charcoal and a few pecan limbs they picked up out of the pasture and tossed on the coals for flavor. Or coming in from hunting and helping my Papaw peel taters and onions so he could fry them up to go with his fried chicken. I would watch him work his magic with his long handled frying pan full of battered and seasoned chicken breasts, knowing that a meal fit for a king, or at least a tired and hungry hunter,  was only minutes away. My Dad built his own offset smoker when I was young and would cook up some of the best ribs and pulled pork to be had, and my Mom always made the corn, beans and fixin’s to go with it. This upbringing instilled in me a nostalgic passion to create Southern comfort food, cooked up, served and enjoyed with pride. Proud to be who I am and where I am from. I now have my own family and I strive to pass this tradition along to them. I married a Yankee transplant (I know, I have asked the Lord’s forgiveness), and she and I make a great team, as she shares my same passion for cooking. Here at the Old WoodFire Grill.com, we want to share with you our recipes, techniques and maybe a few stories about the wonderful world of outdoor cooking. We will cook new and exciting things that maybe you never heard or thought about cooking on a grill or smoker. We will break out the deep fryer and maybe have a fish fry. We may even dust off the Coleman stove and have a hunting camp breakfast. And along the way we will share our warm Southern hospitality with you and your family as we welcome you to our backyard and to our table! Now where’s that charcoal?!

Chuck Norton

7 Responses to About Me

  1. Hope Smith says:

    LOVE IT!!!!!

  2. admin says:

    Thank you, please visit often and send all your friends!

  3. Stacy Smith says:

    I like the new website. Now where is that Jalepeno Cole Slaw recipe? It is about time for a fish fry.

  4. Will Saxby says:

    Stacy said I should visit your new website. Usually, I don’t listen to a thing he has to say, but I went against my better judgement and came to have a look.
    Some good stuff here.
    Got any good recipes for a smoked beef brisket?

  5. admin says:

    I have done some briskets, and they can be a bear, but I’ll get a brisket post up here in the near future, you are about the third person to ask about it in the last couple of weeks. Maybe we’ll do a Texas style BBQ and have you and Stacy come try it out?

  6. I love this site. Wish I had time to try them all.

  7. You have some hungry followers on the msoudoorforums.com site. Their wives really appreciate you.

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