Howdy from the wilds of South Arkansas

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by rowane, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. rowane

    rowane Newbie

    Just call me Rowane, been known by that since I was 5 (a contraction of Roy and Wayne all good southern guys need both names) I'm a classically trained chef who is bored with retirement and beginning smoker. I got my training at the Cordon Bleu Institute of Chicago in the early eighties after leaving the Army.

    As a retired man, living on my savings, I have decided to start with the ECB to save money and maximize my leisure. I'll be using a few of my favorite tools from my professional days to make things easier. I have always thought that the best way to keep your mind young is to keep learning new things.

    With all of this in mind, I'm ready to roll up my sleeves, fire up the smoker and learn a few new techniques and recipes.
  2. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You sure came to the right place. Lots of talented folks here to get you off to a good start. The ECB is a good choice for starting out on, not to expensive and it can produce some good 'que. I started with the ECB that has since been kidnapped/adopted by my oldest daughter.

    Read through the pages and check out all the recipes and pix's of what our members have shared. It will spark the imagination for sure.

  3. spartacus

    spartacus Fire Starter

    Welcome to SMF! You are in the right place to learn and hopefully with your background, you will be teaching as well![​IMG]
  4. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Welcome to SMF Rowane!!! Sounds like you are going to fit in great around here with your background. Can't wait to swap some tips and secrets.
  5. buddy

    buddy StickBurners

    Hey Rowayne , glad your here.
  6. ozark rt

    ozark rt Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Howdy yourself from the wilds of North Arkansas. Welcome to the forum. What part of LA, that's lower Arkansas for the rest of y'all, are you from. I was born & raised in SW Arkansas & worked in Camden for about 10 years.
  7. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF! [​IMG]
  8. rowane

    rowane Newbie

    I'm from south central LA, the land of tall pines and pink tomatoes, born and reared in Warren. I first got interested in cooking by coming in third in a chili cook off in Camden when I was eight, way back when dinosaurs roamed on the Ouachita River. I wound up working for Uncle Sam in far away lands after high school because college just wasn't for me. My platoon was VERY popular when the guys found out what could be done with rations in the bush.

    After I retired from my Chef's position at Cricket's restaurant in '94 I moved back home to retire on the old family farm. (yeaah riiight! Farm! the only things grown on this little patch of ground is my little kitchen garden, I can just see myself trying to be the "Gentleman Farmer."
  9. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Welcome to SMF. You are really going to like it here. Looking forward to seeing some of the results from that new ECB.
  10. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Welcome Rowane -

    Like Dutch said the ECB is a great little smoker. Made some of my best Q on my ECB. Lots of recipes here to share so enjoy! If you have any questions or are looking for anything just give us a yell!
  11. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard SMF, and hello from Canada eh !![​IMG]
  12. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard.
  13. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF... you're gonna love it here!
  14. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  15. coleysmokinbbq

    coleysmokinbbq Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Howdy there Rowane!...Welcome to the SMF!... [​IMG] Glad to have you aboard!

    Great Folks, Great Food, Tons of info...and more Fun than you can shake a rib bone at!...

    Got questions?...Ask away!...There's lots of friendly folks here to answer them...

    Looking forward to hearing all about your adventures in smoking!...and...Oh!...We like pics too!...

    Again...Welcome to the SMF!...Glad to have you with us!...

    Until later...
  16. watery eyes

    watery eyes Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have a felling that you are going to become a full-time smoker.

    Glad to have you as part of our great family. [​IMG]
  17. Hey Rowayne...........glad ta have ya, yep yer gonna fit right in here.................[​IMG]

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