Here in Iowa

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by doc pain, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. My name is Andy and I live in West Des Moines, IA. I joined SMF actually a few months ago and now just getting to introduce myself on here. I am a Paramedic and been doing for about 7 years. I work a 24 on 48 off type schedule; it works out to 10 days a month. Started smoking on a Weber Performer grill last year, which worked ok for small smokes. But this fall I really got into smoking and purchased a 22.5" WSM and love it. I have learned a great deal after reading and searching techniques in these forums.
  2. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Andy.

  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Andy!

    Glad to have you with us!
  4. 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!!
  5. tlcase

    tlcase Smoke Blower

    Welcome Andy....and GO HAWKS!
  6. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Welcome to SMF and congrats on the new smoker!
  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Andy!

    And thanks to you and all first responders!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  8. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome Andy

    Those WSM's are great
  9. 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..
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome to SMF there Andy. 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
  11. bsmhaze

    bsmhaze Fire Starter

    Welcome Andy...Looks like you're well on your way to some great food! Thanks for what you do and Happy Smoking!

  12. bigcase

    bigcase Smoke Blower

    GO HAWKS!!!!  [​IMG]
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Andy- looking forward to seeing some of your smokes
  14. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  15. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Family...JJ
  16. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    [​IMG]  I thought I knew how to cook, until I join this forum, I learn more in the few months reading the post here, than the years cooking on my own.
  17. Welcome Andy.  I'm originally from the Knoxville/Pella area, but after serving nearly 22 years in the Air Force, I now reside near Papillion, NE.  Great to finally be close to home.  Happy smoking!
  18. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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