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Hello from Iowa

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I'm from North Central iowa and am fairly new to smoking meat. I started out on a cheap electric smoker a couple years ago that had too thin of a wall that was difficult to get up to temperature and maintain. I did manage to smoke a few ribs with fairly good success but my smoking was pretty much limited to warm days with no wind. I have since moved up to a MES 30 a few months ago and absolutely love it!


Now that I have it and have found this forum, I am soaking up all kinds of good information as to how and what to smoke. So far, I have smoked a meatloaf, ribs, beans, ABT's and even tried a fatty (all good). I'm planning on a test run this weekend with a pork butt that will be my first pulled pork. I hope it goes well since I volunteered to do pulled pork for about 50 people in a couple weeks. With the info I've seen on this forum, I have no doubt that it will turn out well.


I never really thought much about doing any cold smokes, but I wil definitley try some smoked cheese in the near future (after I order one of the A-Maze-N Pellet Smokers to compliment my MES 30).


Thanks to everyone who contributes to this forum to help new guys like me!  

post #2 of 14

Welcome aboard, Doug!  You will find lots of friendly and helpful folks here.


Good luck and good smoking.

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    welcome1.gifto the SMF,

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send some Q-view of your cooksdrool.gif,we love to droolbiggrin.gif.

Have fun and......................

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welcome fellow newbie!  this place is great.  never be afraid to ask a question, it will get answered.  cant wait to see some pictures.

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thanks for droping in





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I live west of FORT DODGE 15 miles an have had 1 mes that i burnt out the coil and they sent me a new mes 30 . so reworked the old one so now have 2 they both work great and plan on doing chickens this weekend an stuffed peppers have fun  keep on SMOKING

post #8 of 14

Welcome from Upstate NY!!!!

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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. icon14.gif
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Welcome you will learn alot here....

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Welcome aboard! I have a digital MES 30 here at home and I just bought my father in law an analog MES 30 to teach him to smoke and so I can smoke when I go to the midwest to visit. There are several MES users here at SMF.

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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

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post #14 of 14

Welcome. Always good to see another Iowan in the forum

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