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Hello from Canada

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Am brand new to smoking have very little knowledge except that I love the food that comes out of it!, so I bought an electric master built . Live in Ontario Canada. Just a little unsure about the water tray and "mopping"  but from what I have read so far with an electric smoker both are a no? Suggestions?

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First off welcome to SMF. 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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Welcome to SMF!


Would you please update your profile info to include your location. Thank-you.


You need to keep the water pan in the smoker, but you don't have to put anything in it.


Whether you do or don't is a personal preference.


As for mopping or spraying the meat, that is a personal preference as well. It doesn't matter what kind of smoker you have .

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welcome1.gifto SMF - Like Al said, mopping is a personal preference. I would try cooking the item split in half and mop one and not the other and see what you like 

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welcome1.gif to SMF. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse



Happy New Year


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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 #7 of 8

Welcome aboard!


As said before, mopping is not a problem.  However, every time you open a door or a lid, you do add time to the cook.


Good luck and good smoking.

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smf.gifAnd happy new year

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