new guy in Iowa,soon to be BBQ capitol ?

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smokin nutz, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Hello all, Just found the forum after a Google search.
    Ive smoked for a couple years,but consider myself a neophyte yet.
    I use a Grill Dome, A Cabelas Bradley and a Brinkman Pro Series 2500.
    I hope my choices of Smokers will fit in with all the fancy ones here.
    I retired from Truckdriving in 2006 and love being retired,never new one could be so bizzy all the time,but love to fire up the Smokers.
    Im looking for some good recipe ideas on doing a Brisket.We are hosting 2 bus loads of Ragbrai'er next wed and want to have something ready to sample.
    Also want to hear from a poster in Tama,named Eric, who are you? lets meet and I can learn. Chuck
     
  2. dennisdocb

    dennisdocb Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum..Great people in here..check out the brisket section lots of ideas..glad to have you join us..we are FAMILY[​IMG]
     
  3. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Hey man,

    Don't know about the bbq capitol, lots of arguments about that one!!!

    I too have a grilldome, we may be the only ones on this forum.

    Do you have the platesetter or the hanging rack? I'm looking into them now. I just got the grilldome a few months back used on craigslist.

    Look forward to seeing your smokes.
     
  4. tnx guys, on the Grill Dome,Ive had for about 5 years,and dont have a plate setter or hanging rack,would like to though.I use Menards fire bricks at times for indirect.
    Future is the keyword BBQ capitol. How about it guys,do we have to stage a Throwdown? haa.Shades of Bobby Flay....
    Im just learnin this art,so always open to any ideas.will have to get Eric to show me how to post photos here.
     
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF I don't know about the BBQ Capital but there sure are lots of members here from Iowa. Theres plenty of good info and recipes around here. There are also people willing to answer questions when you have them too. Have fun and happy smoking
     
  6. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    is it the large grilldome?

    I've got the med, a bit small, but I picked it up for $50, so I can't complain.

    Low and slow for me has been a bit tough with it since I have no really good way to do indirect. Still learning with that one.

    Any pics of your setup for indirect?
     
  7. welcome............ I think that you might get some pretty heated discussion on the BBQ capitol comment.
     
  8. jbchoice1

    jbchoice1 Smoking Fanatic

    welcome... it's not the smoker, it's how you run it. some people have very nice smokers and can't use them for crap. others have great success with cardboard boxes. sit down and stay a while.
     
  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Smokin!
     
  10. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF glad to have you.
     
  11. I dont know how to post pics yet.
    what I did,was go to Home Depot, they have many BBQ accesories and bought a smaller grill screen, that sets down lower in chamber and a couple of firebricks, there abt 1.25"x4.5"x9",came in a box of 6 I believe.
    I have the large GrillDome. you got a huge buy at $50..I wish I could find another for my son that cheap.
     
  12. Hi Sellin blues.....yup..guess i did,reckon I stepped on me tongue......again HUH? haahaa
    But let me tell you..Im the best dern smoker on me lil corner of Vine st. so my wife tells me.. she never ate BBQ before I started to do it on the Smoker, now loves it.
     
  13. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    IT'S ANOTHER HAWKEYE!!!!!

    Welcome,glad ya found us
     
  14. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Chuck. Smokin' Nutz, thats a cool handle.
     
  15. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Smokin Nutz, welcome to smf from another Iowan. I've got 17 RAGBRAIers spendin the night next Sat on their way home. Doing a brisket on Fri. Sat morn. gotta go to THE 1ST ANNUAL GREATER IOWA GET TOGETHER to meet some of these upstanding folks from this forum.
     
  16. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    welcome eyeweejun!!!
     
  17. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome Aboard, glad ta have ya. Yall gotta watch out fer Eric, he gets abducted by aliens on a right regular basis!
     
  18. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Aboard
     
  19. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Happy smokes!
     
  20. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The abductions ain't the problem, Tip.....it's those dern probes!! YEEEOWWCH!
    LOLOL.

    Welcome to the forum Smokin Nutz.....PM me and lets see about getting a smoke going!

    L8r,
    Eric
     

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