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Fishshtick - Hi from Maine

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Hi fellas,

       I'm an intermediate level smoker. I started with a Brinkman Smokin' Pit with a modification of a heat shield between the wood box and the smoking chamber.  Did OK with that for about 8 years, mostly chicken and ribs.  I enjoyed the ritual of using block charcoal and wood chunks to keep the heat and smoke coming, but to be honest it was a ton of work, particularly when temperatures dropped in the fall (almost impossible to keep an even temp below about 45F outside) and so I only smoked a couple times each year, and in large volumes. In more recent years I committed a minor crime in just using the 'Pit to get some smoke into the meat and then finished in the oven.  I could see the way I was heading, got past my high aspirations, and just got a Masterbuilt 30" SS with the window and remote.  I know its lazy Q, but I can live with that, and still hope to haul out my 'Pit every now and then for the full ritual.  Love the little Masterbuilt and hope it will increase my smokin and experimenting. I can also report that, despite what people claim, the window actually works pretty darn good, particularly for people like me who were always tempted to take a peak.  If you clean it with a scotch brite it stays useable and if you are producing the proper smoke there is plenty to see in there.


Best regards,

Mike from Maine

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This site has tons of info.
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Howdy, and Welcome Aboard!

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Hello Mike welcome1.gifto SMF 

Please do us a favor and update your profile with your location 

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I too just bought a MES smoker (40 inch) and has really lit a fire under my smoking (no pun intended) but I have always wanted to cook a prime rib roast on my Webers but have been afraid to invest that kind of money into an experiment.

Now with the MES, I'm fearless when it comes to large expensive cuts of meats and plan on smoking a prime rib in a couple weeks.


Welcome to SMF.



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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

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Welcome Mike! Glad to have your aboard the smoke train!

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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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Welcome aboard, Mike!


Good luck and good smoking.

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