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First off just want to say thanks for this great site. Have been doing A LOT of reading on this site and finally last night went and bought a Masterbuilt XL at bass pro. Put it together this morning and am seasoning as we speak. Living in the Des Moines area right now and looking forward to the new world of smoking. 


I also have an old cheap electric smoker that my Grandpa gave me, it has no way to determine heat just plug in and on. I plan on getting an A-Maze-IN smoker and turn the box of that into a cold smoker. I figure if I'm going to jump into this I might as well jump all the way in. I'm sure I will many questions around the way and want to thank everyone in advance for all the help. It's great to have a friendly forum like this when your just setting out. 



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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

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welcome1.gifWelcome to SMF. Happy to have you here.

Feel free to ask questions as everyone here will be glad to help out.

Congrats on the new Masterbuilt.

post #4 of 11

Welcome!! sounds like you are already addicted and this is the place where we all end up when not supporting our habit. Have fun!!

post #5 of 11

Welcome aboard!


Good luck and good smoking.

post #6 of 11
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Thanks everyone, that is why I got on this site everyone is so helpful and friendly. Hopefully in the end I will be able to return the help in some way. 

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This site has tons of info.

I would 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!!


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I've been lurking around for quite a while reading and just signed up for the E course last night. The first day was Very informative.  Lot of information here and all of it is as good as gold!

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welcome1.gif  Congrats on the new MES.  I have the electric version and love it!!  Is that one insulated??

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Originally Posted by BlueBombersfan View Post

welcome1.gif  Congrats on the new MES.  I have the electric version and love it!!  Is that one insulated??

Thanks for the welcome. it is not insulated except the door isn't just a single pane of metal it has some sort of insulation on it it seems

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