New Smoker from Des Moines, IA

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Original poster
Jul 31, 2007
Hello All. I became a smokin fan after I attended a BBQ where a lamb shoulder was served. I was hooked. The very next day I went to Wal-Mart and bought a propane powered GOSM. I've been reading the forum for about 2 weeks now and have gotten some excellent ideas from all of you. Thanks to everyone who contributes, this forum is excellent, and full of classy people.
Glad your on the SMF. You'll have plenty of support regarding the GOSM, and other things too.
We still need to count noses,IOWA is invadeing this place!

WELCOME Zilla, you will find all you need to know here and then some, i have gone to a whole nother level here with all the great info i have been given
Sorry fellas. 1999 Computer Science grad from ISU.

Football and basketball season ticket holder since 1995.
Welcome to SMF,and hello from Canada,,,this is a great site all the info you need can be found right here ...see ya in the forums .
Might you have 2 tickets for THE game? If so we need to talk ina bad bad way. By the way, i live just north in Nevada.
WD, i got the best of both world last year, went to the game in Iowa City, drank many, came home and went to the drinking establishment over in Ames, oddly enough they were'nt very busy, o well they don't useally have much to celebrate about.
This year i will probly end up cooken for a block party and watch on tv.
You have already found that this is a great place for info and help.......Great people all around!

I live just west of Cedar Rapids. Smokebuzz is right... we're trying to make our presence known....
All in the name of Great "Q"

Welcome Zilla -

We do seem to be getting flooded with folks from Iowa laterly - wonder what caused that?


Just kidding!
Debi, WE are the GREAT pork state, and besides , there ain't much to do in IOWA other than kill it and grill(smoke) it and participate in adult beverage consumpsion, oh and watch the HAWKEYES and do the above while watching
Debi, acually i think there are alot of people who smoke meat in IOWA, and have the BBQLOSSEL, There are many pork and beef producer organizations that have BIG trailer units and cook alot of what they support for fund raisers, chuch functions and so on. and we are getting lots of KCBS and other nonsanctioned cookoffs, and lots of people are at these events cuz they are run with various celebrations and town functions, we are a fairly rural state so it gives people sumthing to do

And we just got the internet in our lovely state, even if ISU think they invented it along with the computer.
Hi Zilla!...Welcome to the SMF!...
...We're glad to have you aboard!!...

Sorry I missed welcoming you earlier, but I've been offline since 2 July due to ISP/computer problems... is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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