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Hello SMF. Long time Q addict, first time smoker. My name is Tommy and I will be smoking in Atlanta. Thank you all for the wonderful abundance of great smoking information this forum has already given me.


After some SMF research and tons of help from my best good smokin buddy, I am getting my first smoker tomorrow. I have decided on the MES 30 and have a Maverick ET-73 in the mail.


I plan to do a seasoning and temp calibration Thursday night in preparation for a Friday night smoke. For my first smoke I want to do a Boston Butt for some good ole PP. Between now and then I will be trying to find a good beginning rub, so any recs are greatly appreciated. Don't worry, I'll be back with Q-View.


Thanks Again

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wazzapp.gif Tommy


Welcome to SMF, Glad to have ya aboard.

Congrats on the MES 30. Plenty here that use same smoker.

I have a MES 40. Smokin' is a breeze.


Plenty of very good info, and you might wanna try the 5 day e-course. It Helps 


Also for a good rub you can just type rub recipes in the handy search tool at top of page.

it will come up with plenty I'm sure.


Happy Smokin'



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Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Congrats on the new smoker and thermometer. As for a rub I would suggest ordering Jeff's Rub and Sauce recipes they are very good. Here's a link to a Basic Butt Smoke that works very well.



If you have any questions just ask and someone will be happy to try to help with answers

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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!!


post #5 of 15

Welcome aboard, Tommy!


Another link for ya:


Good luck and good smoking.

post #6 of 15

From another newbie you will love this board. it is addictive as smoking

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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...

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Hello Tommy, hope you enjoy it here as much as I have biggrin.gif

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Welcome to SMF Tommy! There's a bunch of great folks here to help you become a smoking pro!

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welcome to SMF! you have def came to the right place to learn all about smokology.
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Welcome to the SMF Family...Your are going to love the Pulled Pork recipes here...JJ

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welcome1.gif JJ forgot to tell you about his finishing sause .He modest.

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Welcome Tommy glad you joined us here at SMF !

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