Hello from Iowa

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by rattlin_ram, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. rattlin_ram

    rattlin_ram Fire Starter

    Well I read somewhere on here it is tradition to say hello here.... so after a few posts, and LOTS of reading, I'm saying hello... :D

    I'm a newbie to smoking, I'm currently using a smoker that my Mom gave me. I think she said she found it in the garage when she moved into her house... anyway it's basically and ECB but it's called a Mr. Smoker... lol I'm hoping to upgrade to a horizontal Char Griller after Christmas, if my better half gets all the hints I've been dropping... I started smoking on an ECB my Dad let me borrow, that has seen better days, it's been caught by the wind one too many times, but it still will works... kinda... I still have that ECB but I use the Mr Smoker because it has a hole in the charcoal pan and it burns better, and is easier to regulate the heat. I've only done about a half dozen smokes now, some better than others, but every single time I do it, the food is GONE, and everyone raves about it... lol I'm looking to just upgrade the smoker to get more consistant results...

    Anyway I've read TONS on here that has helped me out a lot! Mostly about the thin blue smoke, and how to build the fire in the ECB. I forget the name of the method, but placing a few lit coals from a chimney on top of unlit coals works awesome! I've also been following the "Mustard" thread, since I tried that once, and didn't care for the bark I got out of it..

    But I just wanted to introduce myself and say thanks for all the help!

    Keep smokin!
  2. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Family[​IMG]

    Check out Jeff's 5-day ecourse lots of good info there[​IMG]
  3. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF !!!
  4. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome, RR! If you been reading on the forum you already know what a friendly bunch of folks hang out here. I'm pretty new to smoking too, but the enthusiasm, information and help that you can pick up at SMF are already getting me in trouble for wanting to smoke "too much". [​IMG]

    Don't be afraid to ask questions. Chances are someone around here knows the answer. Glad to have you with us.
  5. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    Welcome ,glad you found us!!
  6. foozer

    foozer Meat Mopper

    Welcome Ram from a Cyclone fan in Huxley, Iowa. As you already know there is a vast amount of knowledge on this forum. If you aren't sure about something just ask. I am also a newbie and in the last 3 or 4 weeks have probably increased my smokin knowledge 10 fold just from reading and asking questions.
    Have fun.
  7. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    Ram welcome

  8. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Ram, welcome to the forum. We're glad you're here! I look forward to hearing of your smoking ventures.
  9. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF
  10. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Welcome RR -

    Every smoke gets better than the one before! The minion method works great in the ECB and many other smokers. I'm guessing if you've been hanging around for a few weeks you already read Jeffs smoking PDFs, signed up for the new letter etc.? Well then go out and smoke something! [​IMG]
  11. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    ANOTHER HAWKEYE.........like smokebuzz said...........


  12. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, best smokin' site on the planet Earth. Glad to know you've been reading around, it's a good way of picking up on some great pointers. Best of luck.
  13. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF where the people are friendly and no questions are tuff to answer. I to am from Iowa, I found out you are in good hands with SMF, ask and you will receive[​IMG]
  14. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard the SMF.
  15. rattlin_ram

    rattlin_ram Fire Starter

    Thanks for the welcome guys!

    Yes I'm a Hawkeye fan! However my sister went an married an cyclone fan a few years back...... [​IMG]

    2 chuck roasts on the smoker right now along with a fatty... We get a half a beef and half a hog every year for christmas from my dad, so trying to use up the roasts now.... I think I have 10 or 12 left...
  16. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG] Welcome to the SMF [​IMG]

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