Hello from Iowa

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by hotrodz, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. This is my first post as recommended, My name is Rodney, a 55 year old adolescent from S.E. Iowa down on the mighty Mississippi River. I have never smoked anything! I bought a Cajun Injector smoker at the local farm store a while back,thought I needed something else to do as we can't ride our motorcycles during the winter. I did season it as recommended with hickory chips, bought a turkey and a pork loin. I was going to fry the turkey and smoke the loin but unfortunately the weather was rainy for Thanksgiving and I had to postpone which really was a blessing as I knew nothing about smoking meat other than I like to eat it. Anyway enter my job which takes me to China and Germany frequently, I am engineering director for a German company making fittings for tempered glass installations. I left for Guangzhou China right after Thanksgiving for 3 weeks and fortunately found this forum but was unable to join at the time I think because it doesn't like a Chinese foreign IP address. Now that I have returned to the states I was able to join up and say hello. So while in China I spent my free time reading this forum, I must have been the only one on the planet that did not know about the MES smoker! Hopefully the Cajun Injector will do the job too. I was lucky enough to to find Todd and his AMPS on the forum, I was wondering how you keep the smoke going, Todd got me all set up with the AMPS several types of pellets and the remote thermometer setup. Had a little trouble with paying him through Paypal coming from China but he took care of that too. Great communicator. So now back to the turkey which now I think I will smoke too and get another one for frying as well as that pork loin for Chrismas dinner. I have all the stuff and plenty of info thanks to y'all.

    Kind regards,

    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  2. Welcome to SMF. I'm a nOOb on this site also, but everyone gave me such a warm welcome I felt I should return the welcome. I have found this forum a wealth of knowledge. Read all you can and ask whatever you need to know, there will be an answer coming. Again welcome.

  3. smokinal

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

    Welcome to SMF Rodney!

    Glad you could join the party!
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome to SMF there Rodney. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.

    Welcome To Your New Addiction
  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This site has tons of info.

    I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

    Have a great day!!!


          Make bacon the easy way!!


  6. [​IMG] Rodney. You'll be making delicious smoked food in no time if you hang around here.
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello Rodney [​IMG]to SMF - please do us a favor and update you location in your profile so we know where you are posting from as you master your smoking skills
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Rodney!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Family...There are people here with just about every smoker made, so somebody will be able to help you out...JJ
  10. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad your with us Rodney,

    You'll be smoking like a pro in no time [​IMG]
  11. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  12. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF. the sire is plumb full of great ingo. there are folks here willling to share ther knowledge. If you already haven't check out the 5 day e-course. Its chuck full of great infoSmoking Basics 5-Day eCourse
  13. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

    You are going to fit in just fine.
  14. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Welcome, Rodney.   Please let us look over your shoulder by sending us photos of your rig, and your efforts.  There is so much knowledge and experience from around the globe here.  Your questions will be answered by friends.


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