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Brandon from Iowa

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Greetings from Iowa.  I am an University of Iowa alum, and life long  Hawkeye fan.  For pro sports I am all things Chicago: Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks.  I was turned onto this site from my buddy from Massachusetts, who I continue to thank for delivering Theo Epstien to the Cubs.  Yes, good things are about to start happening for the Cubs (says every Cubs fan).  This is the year, right?  

 

I've only been smoking for about six months, so still a n00b.  For my birthday/father's day/anniversary gift I got a Rec Tec pellet smoker, and couldn't be happier.  I know there a lot of smokers out there that frown at pellet smokers, but I have absolutely loved it.  Plus, with a 3 year old and and a 6 month old I've got my hands full enough worrying about prepping, spritzing, wrapping etc.  Throughout the Summer I smoked just about every weekend, tweaking different things here and there.  My Summer rotation was the usual suspects, pork butt, pork sirloin, brisket, spare ribs and beer can chicken.  These were always joined by a good Bell's IPA.  

 

That's me in a nutshell.  Bunker down, because I think we are all in for another terrible winter.  

 

Brandon

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Brandon,
Welcome, from southern Ohio, to the best forum on the internet if you are looking to learn how to BBQ/smoke/brine/cure/inject. Well you get the picture if you can do it to to something you put on a plate to eat then someone here has probably done it. Use the search bar at the top of the page and you will be led to the answer to most every question you can think of. If you don't find the answer there then just post it and someone will chime in with their opinion on the subject.

I have a Yoder YS 640 pellet pooper and let me say this if you look down on me cause I can set it and forget it then you are the one that must be up all night tending to your stick burner! Sorry bout your luck!!! LOL END OF RANT LOL!!
Here is a link to the Pellet Smokers Group:
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/groups/show/33/pellet-smokers-group
Join up some good info and people there.

Always remember the only dumb question is the one you don’t ask!!
Keep Smokin!!!
Wolf
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texas.gif  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a partly cloud, and nice day in East Texas. Lots of great people with                 tons of information on just about  everything 

 

               Gary

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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...
Happy smoken.
David

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