Newbie from North West Iowa

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by ia mike, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Hello to all.  My name is Michael  I live in Hinton Iowa, which is 15 minutes north of Sioux City Iowa.  I am married and have two children, my daughter is almost 2 and my son is almost 4.  I worked at a local Coop for 10 years as an agronomist.  I now manage farms for our clients that live all over the United States.  My hobbies are boating, water skiing, snow skiing, grilling, raising african cichlid fish in my basement, working on the lawn, helping the older neighbors, and finally using my new smoker.

    I enjoy using my Weber  E-310 gas grill and just placed an order for a Landmann 3695 BGD gas smoker because of all the good reviews on GOSM Big Block.  The ETA for my smoker is December 7th  and can not wait.  Hopefully I made a good decision. I just received my maverick ET 732 in the mail last week but will need to open it carefully because it is going to be a Christmas gift hope Santa does not care. I plan to put it back into the box before Christmas and wrap it up.

    I am new to smoking.  I enjoy eating meat that is smoked and thought I would give it a try. I like to thank you all for the good advise and help I have received by reading all the forums here.  I would not have had a clue where to start looking for a good smoker and good info about how to smoke all kinds of food correctly.  I also purchased the e course in the PDF form so  I can read and re-read all the good information.  Thanks

    Looks like we have a good chance of snow this weekend we sure could use some moisture of any kind we have been dry for the past 4 months.

    Thanks to all again.

  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Hi Mike ,

    Welcome to SMF!

     I bet smoking climbs up that list real fast.
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF - glad to have you here
  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Michael!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds like your off to a great start

    The e-course is very helpful.

    See ya around the forums Mike

  6. 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!!
  7. 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...
  8. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  9. smokinal

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

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us Michael!
  10. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Michael.

  11. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome glad you joined us here at SMF !

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