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Hello from Iowa

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Well I read somewhere on here it is tradition to say hello here.... so after a few posts, and LOTS of reading, I'm saying hello... :D

I'm a newbie to smoking, I'm currently using a smoker that my Mom gave me. I think she said she found it in the garage when she moved into her house... anyway it's basically and ECB but it's called a Mr. Smoker... lol I'm hoping to upgrade to a horizontal Char Griller after Christmas, if my better half gets all the hints I've been dropping... I started smoking on an ECB my Dad let me borrow, that has seen better days, it's been caught by the wind one too many times, but it still will works... kinda... I still have that ECB but I use the Mr Smoker because it has a hole in the charcoal pan and it burns better, and is easier to regulate the heat. I've only done about a half dozen smokes now, some better than others, but every single time I do it, the food is GONE, and everyone raves about it... lol I'm looking to just upgrade the smoker to get more consistant results...

Anyway I've read TONS on here that has helped me out a lot! Mostly about the thin blue smoke, and how to build the fire in the ECB. I forget the name of the method, but placing a few lit coals from a chimney on top of unlit coals works awesome! I've also been following the "Mustard" thread, since I tried that once, and didn't care for the bark I got out of it..

But I just wanted to introduce myself and say thanks for all the help!

Keep smokin!
post #2 of 16
Welcome to the SMF Familyicon_exclaim.gif

Check out Jeff's 5-day ecourse lots of good info therePDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #3 of 16
Welcome to SMF !!!
post #4 of 16
Welcome, RR! If you been reading on the forum you already know what a friendly bunch of folks hang out here. I'm pretty new to smoking too, but the enthusiasm, information and help that you can pick up at SMF are already getting me in trouble for wanting to smoke "too much". icon_smile.gif

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Chances are someone around here knows the answer. Glad to have you with us.
post #5 of 16

Welcome ,glad you found us!!
post #6 of 16
Welcome Ram from a Cyclone fan in Huxley, Iowa. As you already know there is a vast amount of knowledge on this forum. If you aren't sure about something just ask. I am also a newbie and in the last 3 or 4 weeks have probably increased my smokin knowledge 10 fold just from reading and asking questions.
Have fun.
post #7 of 16
Ram welcome

post #8 of 16
Ram, welcome to the forum. We're glad you're here! I look forward to hearing of your smoking ventures.
post #9 of 16
Welcome to the SMF
post #10 of 16
Welcome RR -

Every smoke gets better than the one before! The minion method works great in the ECB and many other smokers. I'm guessing if you've been hanging around for a few weeks you already read Jeffs smoking PDFs, signed up for the new letter etc.? Well then go out and smoke something! rolleyes.gif
post #11 of 16
ANOTHER HAWKEYE.........like smokebuzz said...........


post #12 of 16
Welcome to the SMF, best smokin' site on the planet Earth. Glad to know you've been reading around, it's a good way of picking up on some great pointers. Best of luck.
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Welcome to SMF where the people are friendly and no questions are tuff to answer. I to am from Iowa, I found out you are in good hands with SMF, ask and you will receiveicon_razz.gif
post #14 of 16
Welcome aboard the SMF.
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the welcome guys!

Yes I'm a Hawkeye fan! However my sister went an married an cyclone fan a few years back...... eek.gif

2 chuck roasts on the smoker right now along with a fatty... We get a half a beef and half a hog every year for christmas from my dad, so trying to use up the roasts now.... I think I have 10 or 12 left...
post #16 of 16
PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif Welcome to the SMF PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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