Iowa SMF Newbie

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by hawkeyesmoker, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. hawkeyesmoker

    hawkeyesmoker Newbie

    Definately a rookie smoker here. Located in Ankeny, IA, but orginally from Minnesota. Moved to more serious BBQ territory.

    I currently own a Masterbuilt 7 in 1, but I'm in the market for something more substantial. I like what everyone has to say about the GOSM, but I'm 6'6" and would prefer a horizontal I could stand over. The GOSM seems so low to the ground. My ideal find would be a horizontal combination gas grill will side gas smoke box. From what I see, I'd have to make my own using a conversion kit.

    Well, nice to meet everyone. Looking forward to a summer filled with some good BBQ!
  2. geob

    geob Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. I lived in Bettendor for 18 years before moving South.

  3. ibsmoking

    ibsmoking Smoke Blower

    Wecome to SMF. Great fokes here if there is anything that you need to know about smoking these guys will help!
  4. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome, glad you found us.
    Head over to Hawgeyes BBQ to see some horizontals, thats where i got mine.
  5. doctor phreak

    doctor phreak Smoking Fanatic

    nice to see ya hawkeye...i am also thinking about gettin a gosm but i have the same problem the smoker to low to the ground am i am 6'5" what i thought i could do is build a cinder block stand and put the smoker on that..well see if that will work...well anyway welcome to smf lot of good people and good ideas.....
  6. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    welcome, nice to have you aboard
  7. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    WOO HOO!!......another Iowegian!! (even if ya are a Minna-soda transplant)

    Great folks on this site and TONS of information to be found. If it can be Q'ed, chances are, somebody on this site has Q'ed it!

    Feel free to ask any anyone here will tell you....the only dumb question is the one you don't ask....[​IMG]

    oh, and......welcome to the SMF !!

  8. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member


    Welcome dude...............i live in des moines......south side.......hawg-eyes is located at TNT landscaping.........great place......small.......but just bout has everything you need...........

    once again welcome
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard build a stand to get it off the ground I've been toying with the idea of building one out of steel
  10. teeotee

    teeotee Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the smf, hawkeye. Definitely the best place to learn lots. Loads of good advice and friendly people. I wish i would of found this site sooner !!!!
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, this is the place to enjoy your smokin' experiences, good and bad. Looking forward to your next smoke, and Q Voew too!
  12. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum.
  13. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard HawkeyeSmoker................You might want to looking to the Char-griller Duo............Its a gas grill and a charcoal horizontal grill/smoker and you can add the side fire box to the charcoal side of the unit..............Not sure the price.........I know Pigcicles has could ask him about it if your interested in it.....I just bought Char-grillers new gas Grillin' Pro and that you can also add the sfb to it and smoke using charcoal................
  14. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard and glad to have ya! My GOSM is a bit close to the ground for my liken as well, I'm goin to build a platform for it to sit on (If the weather would be so kind as to cooperate a little) so it is easier to use. Very good unit in my opinion. Good luck in your search!
  15. welcome have found the mother load of smoking!!![​IMG]
  16. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the site.
  17. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Hawkeye! Glad to have you here.[​IMG]
  18. pdigg

    pdigg Smoke Blower

    Welcome Hawkeye. If you have questions, you will probably find the answers here.
  19. hawkeyesmoker

    hawkeyesmoker Newbie

    I've bought wood chunks at Hawgeyes, and if I remember correctly, their units were a little out of my pricerange. Mind if I ask what you have???
  20. hawkeyesmoker

    hawkeyesmoker Newbie

    A guy at work bought the Char-griller Duo, but I think he plans to mostly grill on it. I took a look at one at Menards, but I was a little uneasy about the construction. The price is great! I'd be interested in hearing anyone's opinion on that model. I realize it's a new model, so it's possible there aren't many out there yet.

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