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Hello from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Hello, my name is Ross and I call Cedar Rapids, Iowa, home with my wife Morgan and our 7-month-old Golden Retriever, Fletcher.  I have been smoking since January of 2014 when I bought my first smoker with money from our wedding :)  I have a Louisana Grills CS-570 that I have been very pleased with.  


I have been following even before I bought my smoker and love the weekly newsletter....never knowing what goodies are coming in the mail every Thursday...which also is my day off and usual smoking day.  I started with chickens, progressed to ribs, then pulled pork, and finally, for my Dad's birthday this year, did my first brisket with great results following Jeff's recipe.  I have had a few "learning experiences" since starting but enjoy the challenges!  


Today in particular we are digging out from our first accumulating snow here in Iowa which is a perfect day for a practice run for Thanksgiving, which I'll be smoking 2 turkeys for my wife's family (no pressure eh?).  I tested Jeff's Smoked Maple Turkey recipe and am anxiously awaiting the results in about 15 degrees :).  Also have a cushion roast I am trialing for pulled pork for my Mom...another of Jeff's recipes. 


Look forward to participating in the forum and soaking up some of the wealth of knowledge here!





My first baby backs :) 

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Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
because their are so many different ways to make great Q...

Nice looking ribs. Please keep the snow up there.
Happy smoken.

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I think I better restart this in the right place- :hit:

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A hardy :welcome1:, to you , Ross ,Morgan and Fletcher.(love Dogs , need one again).


Glad you joined the Neighborhood , and hope you post a lot . We like Q-view and enjoy swapping info.  Join in anytime and start having fun.


And those Ribs  look great   . . .


As always . . . 

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texas.gif  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a sunny, windy and cold day in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of                    information on just about  everything 


              Great Pic's




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Hello, Hiawatha here!

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