Smoking in the Chicago burbs

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by midwestsmoker, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Hello everyone,

    Just wanted to introduce myself.

    My name is Brian, I grew up in small town rural Iowa. I am an avid outdoorsmen that enjoys Hunting and Fishing along with various other outdoor activities. I now live in St. Charles, Illinois.

    I started to become interested in smoking/bbqing while living in Houston, Texas for three years. I fell in love with brisket, sausage, ribs etc. You name it and I enjoy it hahaha.

    bbqing/smoking is not very common where I grew up so I was never exposed to it as a youngster, it is just in the last couple years it has piqued my interest.

    Long story short, I bought a Wood Hollow gas smoker with a gift card from Christmas. I recently assembled it and have had a couple times to use it. I am certainly a novice but have seen enough people do it first hand and on TV to have a good idea of what to do.

    Well I look forward to talking with you all.


    Below you will also get to meet my smoking/qing sidekick Anna(AKA my bird dog).

  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello Brian and Welcome to SMF 

    Please do us a favor and update your profile to include your location 

  3. polishmeat

    polishmeat Meat Mopper

    Welcome Brian!

    I'm from Orland Park, not too far from ya. 

  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us Brian!

    Good looking dog & BBQ too.
  5. Hello Brian and welcome to SMF! Nice looking Q and what a sweet dog!

  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Welcome to SMF there Brian. You like this place for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anythig to do with smoking meat. There is also a lot of killer recipes and techqunic that you will learn if you just hang out. So with said Welcome To Your New Addiction.
  7. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

  8. Thanks everybody, I love this forum and site already! Can't wait for this weekend to try some new ideas out. I will do my best to take pics before inhaling all the goodies haha
  9. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF Brian. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.Smoking  5-Day e-Course  
  10. Thanks Sprky!
  11. Hi Brian and welcome to SMF. I also lived in Iowa as a youngster. Cedar Rapids. I live in Minneapolis now. I also, am a big hunter, especially bow hunting. I can't get enough of it. I have a bear, deer, and pheasants in the freezer.

    Good looking dog...And as far as the smoker and brisket...Well it.................................[​IMG]

    I am also new here to this forum and I think the people are really nice and friendly....

    This site rocks..........[​IMG]
  12. jno51

    jno51 Smoking Fanatic

    Brian, Welcome to the Camp Fire. Looks like some nice treats you prepared for Anna. You are at the right place. GREAT FORUM and GREAT PEOPLE to boot.

    "UP IN SMOKE" from Texas
  13. [​IMG]  and you came too the right place for your new addiction , im new here there a great bunch of people full of knowledge and alot of humour  good smoking from[​IMG]
  14. [​IMG]  and you came too the right place for your new addiction , im new here there a great bunch of people full of knowledge and alot of humour  good smoking from[​IMG]
  15. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Brian!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  16. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF...Good looking Smoke you did...Nice pup...

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