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HerbieQ - Iowa

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by herbieq, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. herbieq

    herbieq Newbie

    Hello All,

    My name is Herb and I was referred by my friend Mike (a.k.a. mikey2gunz) and this is really a great forum.

    I fell in love with BBQ back when I was a kitchen manager for Red Hot & Blue BBQ franchise in 2000. I was a corporate trainer - opening two other stores in Iowa and then the franchisee decided to pull out and close all their stores in our state. Since then, I've always been on the search for good tasting "Q" and my personal friends have also developed a love for smoked meat. Often times we will travel far a wide to sample various styles of BBQ.

    So here I am - ready to explore all areas in the production and consumption of this wonderful thing we call BBQ.

    I work full-time at a utility company and recently obtained a part-time position working the pit at Dickey's BBQ Restaurants (Texas Pit BBQ). I'm doing this for experience and my general craving for BBQ. Oh, and the extra money will help me further my BBQ cause. ;-)

    Look forward to meating new people here. :-)


    P.S. Also known as the Critic Doctor
  2. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF HerbieQ. Glad to have you and Mike refered you to the best Q forum on the net. Looking forward to your posts. You might sign up for Jeff's 5-day eCourse to get ya up to speed.

    Keep Smokin
  3. don't believe a dang thing this guy sez!

    anyway, herb's been a friend for more than 25 years and we do enjoy eating Q, attending film fests, writing screenplays, viewing, and reviewing films.

    as soon as i figure out the smoker, i'll have him out for a meal...until then, he's gotta keep searching! we've an ongoing argument on what kinda meat rub belongs! he's a good guy so give him a nice SMF welcome!!!

  4. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you joined!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  5. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome, glad you are here
  6. buddy

    buddy StickBurners

    Hey Herb. Welcome!
  7. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF HerbieQ, pull up a chair and jump right in the smoke is thin and blue!!!

    Great site you have there Herb, very interesting, maybe you and Mike can put your heads together and come up with a screenplay were bbq is involved.[​IMG]

    Glad you found us!!!
  8. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum HerbieQ
  9. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Welcome Herb -

    One thing we're good at here is production and consumption of BBQ!
  10. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome aboard... this is a great forum.. rarely does a question go unanswered if you ever have one..
  11. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Seeing the moniker "HerbieQ", I envision a white VW bug with the #51 on the doors and hood converted to smoker.

    Herb, glad that Mike is a good enough friend to steer you to this great site. I know you'll make visiting SMF at least a daily occurrence (if not more).

    Glad to see there is somebody out there that is willing to criticize the Movie Critics. Can't believe the number of times I've left a movie that was a downright waste of money thinking to meself "What the heck was that critic thinking??" or wondering if we even watched the same movie.

    Glad your here and Enjoy!!
  12. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Welcome to SMF HerbieQ!!!
  13. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG] Welcome to the SMF [​IMG]
  14. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF forum.

    Sounds like you may be able to share some great ideas, recipes, and techniques as well as take away some too.

    Glad you found us
  15. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Happy to see you here, Herb! We're a fun family type forum. There is a tremendous amount of information in our pages and if you can't find the answer someone here will have it! And we love food porn! Post pics of your triumphs as well as you failures. The whole thing is a learning experience!

  16. Welcome to SMF.
  17. herbieq

    herbieq Newbie

    Thanks PigCicles - I look forward to more chat.

  18. Nice ta meet ya! May your time here be as pleasant as mine! Good forum, good folk and good Q! Good Gawd! [​IMG]
  19. herbieq

    herbieq Newbie

    That's very creative - I like it! People might think my car is overheating, but really I am preparing for some overeating. :-)

    Yes - very cool site!

    I know the feeling. Yes - it feels good when I give praise to a critic that nailed a really good review - or lash out at someone who wrote rediculous commentary. It's all in good fun, though.

  20. herbieq

    herbieq Newbie

    Thanks, ultramag!