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Newb here ready, willing and crossing fingers!

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Talk about a newb. I even posted in another thread instead of starting a new one....So I'll try this again...

Hey all - Name ere is Theo.

Stumbled across this site some time back and have been reading and looking at all those Q-Views. Needless to say I just HAD to purchase a smoker...actually it involved some finesse and explaining to the wife that this is a necessity in life...but here I am.

Equipment: Smoke Hollow30166E <--Hey, had to start somewhere :)

Location: NW Iowa <-- From what I have read...Yep I'm another one from this land of <Insert your own thoughts here>.

On to my thoughts for this weekend...

I have seasoned my smoker by doing a 2 'smokes' of just olive oil sprayed all over on the inside and 2 'smokes' of Mesquite only. Each one was about 2 hours in length. Needless to say I'm going to give it my all this weekend (even though it's supposed to snow and be cold) with a lil pulled pork, FS, beef ribs, maybe corn and maybe some ABT...Nothing like jumping in with both both feet, but then again I may chicken out and just try to take er easy on the first.

I do want to post some picts up with it going....
post #2 of 16
I'll tell ya what... I think you are starting out with the right stuff. Pulled pork, corn and ABTs are hard to mess up. As for the ribs, you might try the 3-2-1 method to improve your chances, but nothing wrong with just going for it either. That's the way I do it and I've had good results. Watch your temps and you'll be ok.

Welcome to SMF, and we're looking forward to your q-view.
post #3 of 16
Glad you joined us and welcome to SMF !!!
I have a strong feeling that with all the investigating you have been doing your smoke this weekend will be a success !!!
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Absoutly right. I planned to do the 3-2-1. forgot to put that bit of detail in OP.
post #5 of 16
Welcome to SMF. If you're gonna start big, you chose some of the right starters for sure. Just don't go wild. Stuff costs money. And if it gets too out of hand, your wife will never let you buy anything, EVER.
post #6 of 16
May i be the first iowa smoker to say welcome to the smf. Not a real iowan but ended up here and love it. Altho this winter kinda sucked.

Sounds like you're all set to go. Go get em PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

In case you didn't find this post, worth a look.
post #7 of 16
what is it here a conspiracy? how many Iowan's out there that ain't in here? Welcome aboard and move to the left of the boat with the rest.
post #8 of 16
Welcome to the board Theo! Glad to have you
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Yessir I sure did see that. and as a matter of fact, I have an email out to them as I am also some 60 deg off.
post #10 of 16
If I missed ya in your other posts, welcome to the forum. A vast amount of knowledge here.
post #11 of 16
Welcome aboard Theo...good luck this weekend, I am sure you will do just fine!!! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #12 of 16
welcome to the board. biggrin.gif
post #13 of 16
Welcome to SMF. The folks here are ready to answer any questions that you may have. So ask away
post #14 of 16
Welcome, when you have a ?, just ask away!!!Nice to have ya
post #15 of 16
Welcome aboard............Glad to have you here..........
post #16 of 16
Welcome aboard newb. Your first feast sounds like it'll be a hit. Let us know how it turns and don't forget the q-view!
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