Hello from Iowa

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by doug r, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Hello,

    I'm from North Central iowa and am fairly new to smoking meat. I started out on a cheap electric smoker a couple years ago that had too thin of a wall that was difficult to get up to temperature and maintain. I did manage to smoke a few ribs with fairly good success but my smoking was pretty much limited to warm days with no wind. I have since moved up to a MES 30 a few months ago and absolutely love it!

    Now that I have it and have found this forum, I am soaking up all kinds of good information as to how and what to smoke. So far, I have smoked a meatloaf, ribs, beans, ABT's and even tried a fatty (all good). I'm planning on a test run this weekend with a pork butt that will be my first pulled pork. I hope it goes well since I volunteered to do pulled pork for about 50 people in a couple weeks. With the info I've seen on this forum, I have no doubt that it will turn out well.

    I never really thought much about doing any cold smokes, but I wil definitley try some smoked cheese in the near future (after I order one of the A-Maze-N Pellet Smokers to compliment my MES 30).

    Thanks to everyone who contributes to this forum to help new guys like me!  
  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Doug!  You will find lots of friendly and helpful folks here.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  3. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

        [​IMG]to the SMF,


    send some Q-view of your cooks[​IMG],we love to drool[​IMG].

    Have fun and......................
  5. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome fellow newbie!  this place is great.  never be afraid to ask a question, it will get answered.  cant wait to see some pictures.
  6. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    thanks for droping in

  7. I live west of FORT DODGE 15 miles an have had 1 mes that i burnt out the coil and they sent me a new mes 30 . so reworked the old one so now have 2 they both work great and plan on doing chickens this weekend an stuffed peppers have fun  keep on SMOKING
  8. Welcome from Upstate NY!!!!
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. [​IMG]
  10. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome you will learn alot here....
  11. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Welcome aboard! I have a digital MES 30 here at home and I just bought my father in law an analog MES 30 to teach him to smoke and so I can smoke when I go to the midwest to visit. There are several MES users here at SMF.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011
  12. smokinal

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

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!
  13. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  14. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome. Always good to see another Iowan in the forum

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