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Hello from Texas

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My name is Keith and I reside in the Piney Woods of East Texas. I have been cooking and smoking for many years. I have always used an offset fire box pit of one style or another smoking beef, pork, chicken and even the occasional vegetable. I also cook a mean pot of chili. After the burn ban went into effect this summer, I was hesitant to fire up the big pit and started researching electric smokers. That is when I came across this site. I ended up buying a MES 40 and am really enjoying it. I received a Brinkman electric smoker as a gift many years ago, but was never satisfied with the results and ended up junking it. The MES is much better, though there is the always present learning curve with any new toy. I recently purchased an ET-732 from Todd after reading the good comments about his attitude toward customer service. I admit to lurking for a while before deciding to join and then lurking some more before posting this. I have learned much from the many posts and hope to share some of my thoughts and photos as well.

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welcome1.gif to SMF. There is loads of great info and folks willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you check out the 5 day e-course on smoking. it is full of good info. Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse

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Welcome to the party!

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Welcome aboard, Keith!


Good luck and good 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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Hi Keith, welcome to SMF


Looking forward to your Qview biggrin.gif

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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!!



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First off welcome to SMF there Keith. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.


Welcome To Your New Addiction

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Thanks for the warm welcome.

I look forward to discussing and seeing the very thing that bonds everyone on this board.

It has finally stopped raining for a few days which gives me the chance to fire up the smoker.

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