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Greetings from frigid Iowa!

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    Greetings from frigid Iowa!

    Matt here sending warm thoughts from a cold place. Even in this weather I never completely stop grilling and smoking. I'm an engineer by day and a home cook in my free time. Meathead's masterful website quickly became one of my favorites when I ran into it years ago. His exploration of the scientific principles underlying the cooking process has earned him my undying respect. For those same reasons I'm also a big fan of the Cooks Illustrated family of products.

    My cooking interests tend to be driven by what contests I plan to enter at the next state fair, and that can cover everything from ice cream to quick breads to ribs. I also entered a KCBS contest a few years ago and finished middle of the pack (but got a call for my ribs). I may try to do another KCBS contest this year but haven't made any decisions yet. I've also gotten into charcuterie since taking a class last fall, but I'm definitely still a novice at that craft.

    I'm looking forward to learning more about cooking and sharing some great ideas with everyone.

    Welcome, sounds like you have a lot to share. I drove to a wedding in Le Claire years ago, man there is a whole lot of nothing out that way.


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      Well, we don't have as many people as some states; but there are acres of crops and millions of pigs (which are just pork chops on the hoof - delicious).

    Matt, welcome to the Pit. Hope to hear more from you and thanks for the support.


      Hey Matt, Welcome. Nice line up of cookers ya got there.


        Welcome Matt! We're glad you're here. Jon's right, you got a lot of nice cookers.


          Welcome aboard. Sounds like you'll fit right in.


            Thank you for the warm welcome. For the record, in spite of the long list of cookers, I mostly end up using the Party for smoking and the Performer for grilling. The WSM is a recent acquisition so I'm hopeful that I can start using it once the weather warms up.


              Hi Matt,

              Welcome to The Pit from Huskerland. Looking forward to your contributions!



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