View Full Version : Greetings from the Heartland

11-12-2003, 10:23 PM
I have been lerking here for a while and thought that I should introduce myself. My name is Steve and I am a middle school teacher out here in the Heartland (Central Kansas). This is prime beef country, but pork is very popular too.

I have been interested in smoking meat for a long time. One of my scout leaders introduced it to us by cooking a large slab of meat hanging from a rope all day long over a campfire. He would just cut small pieces off it and give us a small sample. I wanted to eat the whole thing! It was wonderful!! I guess that it was probably brisket, and we were eating jerky.

Some 30 years later I bought my first smoker, a Brinkman water smoker, and have made some great ribs and brisket. This year I made the leap and bought a real smoker, the Bandera. I still like my water smoker, but I love the Bandera.

I have been married to the same woman for 25 years and have recently adopted 2 school age children. They all love my smoked meat too. I look forward to learning more about smoking and the use of the Bandera from this interesting and diverse group.


11-13-2003, 06:59 AM
Welcome aboard big dog. Don't be bashful about posting.

11-13-2003, 07:20 AM
Congrats on making the jump to a kick butt smoker.

Welcome aboard

11-13-2003, 05:06 PM
Chalk up another one for the midwest chapter. Howdy and welcome.
I'm a rather newbie myself. My cooking experience has gotten so much better just from hanging out with and learning from the Bandera Masters.
Enjoy and post often!

11-13-2003, 06:39 PM
Glad to have another Heartlander. I'm rather new here myself, but enjoy the site greatly.

11-13-2003, 09:54 PM
WElcome Big Dog, and thanks for joining the Christmas list and trusting us.

You will NOT be disappointed.