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Long time lurker, first time poster.  I've been smoking meats for a few years(started with a Big Chief top load, and replaced it(after the neighbor kid found out that the lid makes a perfect shield when "sword fighting" with sticks) with a UDS last spring.


While I love the UDS(best salmon and lake trout I've ever eaten) I'm now looking for something a but more weather insensitive(I live in MN, after all) and something that will bee a bit more hands off.  The UDS does its job, but seems to take a bit of babysitting, as wind, ambient temp, etc. all make each smoke session a new experience.


So I'm here researching propane and electric and trying to figure out what I want.


Thanks to all for the sheer number of great posts I've already read!

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welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 45,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
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Welcome to the forums! You've found a great place to learn and share ideas. Lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!


If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those little "pesky" rules before plunging into the forums. It's just a reminder of what to do and what is sort of a no-no here.



If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!



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Hello fellow Minnesotan and Welcome to SMF....I use a MES30 which is a really nice smoker. The MES40 is the larger version. I also use a lump coal smoker and usually have them all going at the same time. You can't go wrong with the Masterbuilt Electric which ever one you choose....welcome1.gif

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Welcome, I'm a lil south of ya but we are practically neighbors, I am new to the site as well. Good luck finding what you need!

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Glad you joined us Fat_46! welcome1.gif from North Dakota!
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i lurked here for a bit looking for info. wanted "something"! found that for the $ what i wanted and needed was and electric smoker.

got the MES 30 and have gone crazy with it.


yes it has a learning curve and so do i (im new!)


search the forums as i did, many people have them and seem to be plzd

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