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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself.


My username is joecarnut, but you can call me Ken if you want.

I live in South Orange County,CA and I consider myself a definite rookie.

I have a  Masterbuilt Electric Smoker K37133 or otherwise known as 20070712 40" 3 rack smoker and a Nexgrill grill.

Only tried smoking twice, once last year and yesterday.


First time was spare ribs and I think I under cooked them although they were technically cooked


Yesterday we tried Pork Butt, a Whole Chicken, and one slab of St Louis style ribs all with some rub on them and using Apple Wood for smoke.

We did much better this time, but there were traces of pink in the Pork Butt and Chicken so we will put the remaining "pink" pieces in the oven tonight to cook them through.

They were very juicy bit not much smoke taste.

I had cooked them for about 6 1/2 hours at what i believe was 225 degrees using an analog oven thermometer.

I have a wireless Target brand but have never tried it yet, but will find a way to check its accuracy.

I already see I need to get some reliable temperature measuring devices.


Anyways that sums up my whole meat smoker experience and I look forward to trying this much more this year. I'm looking forward to reading and learning on this forum about all your experiences and triumphs in smoking.



post #2 of 8

Welcome to the forums, Ken!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas about our favorite pastime...grilling and smoking great food!  Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty!



post #3 of 8
Glad you joined us Ken, welcome1.gif from North Dakota!
post #4 of 8

Well, a great big howdy to you , Rick. Glad you found us. We have the best info. on the Web.(because we are honest and don't try to B.S. you).


There is a great bunch of Guys there all over Cal. Check out the sub-forum and join-in.You'll learn a lot.


I am pondering the purchase of the same model MB you have. Please send me a review of the Pros. and Cons. I would greatly appreciate it, Winter is getting to me now and Maw said she wants me indoors and not sitting in the Cold watching the temps  on my Stickburners.frown.gif That way I can go out once . start the cook and watch my Mavericks from the House.roflmao.gif. I'm gonna have BBQ do or die.


Have fun and jump in any time...AS always . . .

post #5 of 8
Hi Ken! 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!

Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

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!
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone for the nice welcome. I will be posting again real soon and I'll see what I can do about giving the pros and cons of my smoker for Rick.


post #7 of 8

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 pesky little rules before plunging into the forums.


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



post #8 of 8

Welcome to SMF, you couldnt have came to a better place to get info/help on smoking.

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