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New smoker in Connecticut

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I'm new to the site and have just purchased my second smoker and am really excited to try it out! I've been a fan of eating smoked food and bbq for as long as I can remember, then last year at a flea market I stumbled upon a Rival KC smoker that I picked up for $25. I knew going into it that it would not produce exactly what I was looking for, but for $25 how could I pass it up? After a few test runs on cheap meat I tried a small brisket in it and was amazed at how good it came out. Anyone who's seen one of these KC smokers knows that it doesn't have a lot of capacity, (and that it's more roaster than smoker) but it kept me entertained as I smoked ribs and some fish. Mainly though it confirmed that I was going to like smoking meat and not just eating it!

Fast-forward to last week and I'm walking through Lowes and there is a floor model Masterbuilt 30" electric smoker (20070511 as the plate on the back says) marked to $139.95. I looked it over, and according to the instruction book, all is there. I spoke with the guy manning the desk about further discounting the floor model and he asks a manager who agrees to drop it to $100. Knowing a little bit about smokers I did not hesitate when an insulated electric smoker is dangled in front of me for $100, and I snapped it right up!

Now I'm just waiting until the weather is above freezing so I can season the new one and try out some new recipes!




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Hello Dr Brian and welcome to SMF - sounds like you got an awesome deal on the MES for sure. 

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Hello Doc from a fellow Connecti?????........ Connec??????.......... from another guy in Connecticut.  (What the hell are we anyway, Connecticutans?  Wish I was a Mohegan).  Anyway, nice score on the MES.  You are going to love it.  I have the 40 MES, a Traeger Texas Elite that I, too, got at a local flea market for a ridiculous price.  And a new homemade smokehouse that I gave a trial run to last week but haven't smoked meat yet.  Best of luck.

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Welcome to SMF!! Lots of good folks and information here...  PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

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welcome1.gif  Brian, Glad to have you aboard!


There's a lot of MES owners on here, great deal you got!

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Nutmegger! Hmm... maybe I'll try incorporating a little nutmeg into my next rub? It certainly worked out well with beer.




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welcome1.gifI grew up in CT. Used to frequent a bar called the Nutmegger.


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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.


Nice deal ya got there, why can't I find deals like this....lol

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Welcome to SMF its nice to have ya.. There is lots to learn  and great people to learn from.. Have fun and Happy smoking..

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