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Hi from Northwest Bama!

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Hi fellow smokers!


I am a total newbie to smoking, and hope to find helpful info here.

My husband and I are both retired, me - nurse, him - nuclear power, big Bama fans (Roll Tide), and occasional grillers, so we are starting late in life learning to smoke.


We travel in a small RV when we get the chance, ride a motorcycle ever so often, and enjoy gambling on occasion.

That, plus enjoying our blended family keeps us pretty busy.


I just bought a cheapo Master Forge electric smoker from Lowes, and already discouraged after my second attempt.

Cannot CANNOT get the temp above 225, which I am finding (from other posters) is a common complaint.

I do not wish to start major modifications and find myself a little agitated that I would have to do that in order for the thing to work right!


I have already taken out the water/chip pan or I wouldn't even be at 225 yet.


Anyway, that's my intro.....and hopefully after reading more (a wealth of information here), and experimenting a bit, I'll find myself among the masters someday!

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welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 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!

We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

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!
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Welcome to the forums!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!


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