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Hello from Hawkeye, IA

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My name's Jeremy Poor. From Hawkeye, Iowa. Mid 30s. Married. 2 kids, 2 dogs. Hunt. Fish. Drink. Eat. Experimental cook. I'll try anything once. I have a 36" Cabelas vertical LP smoker and Chargriller grill. Lived in Abilene, Texas (Dyess AFB) for 3 1/2 years and became a huge fan of brisket. Cooked my first two briskets mid-June. 1st one was a whole that went 14.5#s, smoked with a blend of apple, cherry, mesquite. Dry rubbed with a little of everything that sounded good. No moppin' sauce on it. It turned out better than I imagined it would with everyone complimenting the grillmeister. I look back and realize I made a couple of mistakes, mainly not wrapping it and letting it rest in a cooler for a while. 2nd one was a flat cut that was maybe 5#s. I dry rubbed it with a garlic, cracked pepper, and Cavender's greek seasoning. Smoked it with the same blend of woods. After the first 2 hours I sprayed it with Welch's Orange pineapple apple. Wrapped it and sent it to work with my wife. She's a nurse and fed it to her coworkers. Big round of applause. One lady called and told me that "If I knew beef could taste like this, I'd actually eat it" Going after the 3rd try this weekend. I've smoked wild turkey too. Need to change the way I did that though. Done a few fatties. My favorite was bratwaurst meat with a spicy alfredo shrimp in the middle. Done chickens many different ways. Still waiting to do some pork butts and ribs. Those will probably be for the holidays though. Just a little about me.

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Greetings JP, and Welcome to the 'community'.

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Welcome Jeremy, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

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Welcome from a fellow Iowan. I'll be damned...... I had no idea there was actually a Hawkeye, IA. I swear I've been thru about every town, but had never heard of it before.
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Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
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welcome to SMF JP-glad to have ya.
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Jeremy Welcome to the SMF. Nice intro. Anybody that can do a good brisket is all right by me. icon_smile.gif

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Jeremy, welcome to the best smoking site on Mother Earth, SMF that is. Nice introduction, looking forward to your next smoke and Q too.
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Hawkeye Iowa really?

Wow, I great up in Lake Okoboji Iowa (Iowa's tourist trap). Here is a history lesson for all your smokers.....Lake Okoboji is one of only 3 blue water lakes in the world....thus the tourist trap. I have been through a lot of towns in Iowa..but honestly never heard of Hawkeye....where aboot is it?
Welcome to SMF......
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Welcome to the forum,We have alot of informative people here, I to live in Iowa
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Welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. You'll find lots of good info and some great recipes here. Have fun and happy smoking
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Welcome aboard and glad to have you here..................
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First off welcome JP to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anythignto do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
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Hawkeye is an hour away from the Minnesota border and and hour from the Wisconsin border in Northeast Iowa. 2 miles south of Hwy 18. Pretty much, it's right by nothing.
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welcome from des moines
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Welcome from DSM! Lots of great folks and info here!
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[quote=jjpoor;362701]Hawkeye is an hour away from the Minnesota border and and hour from the Wisconsin border in Northeast Iowa. 2 miles south of Hwy 18. Pretty much, it's right by nothing.

Wow.....Highway 18....hmmm that goes through Spencer, Algoona, Mason City? Traveled that road a lot. Is Hawkeye by a town call St. Ansgar? I think I was at some festival there once where they pride themselves on being able to drink 2 or more semi trailers full of Old Style beer on a weekend.
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