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Hello from Maine

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Hello everyone.  My name is Ben and I live in Portland, Maine.  I moved up last year from Greensboro, NC where I lived most of my life.  There was plenty of good BBQ down south, but I had a tough time finding anything worthwhile in New England so I decided to take matters into my own hands.  I am pretty busy between my new job, new wife and new baby so I decided to go the easier route at first and start with an electric smoker.  I am using the MasterBuilt Electric Digital Smoker with built in meat thermometer.  So far I have smoked a pork butt and some baby back ribs with pretty good results for a newbie.  Much of this is thanks to the Smoking Meat book by Jeff Phillips.  I found this to be a good resource, but I would like to expand my horizons past this and join this site.  I am excited about my new hobby and can't wait to learn more.

 

-Ben

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Hi Ben! 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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Hi Ben, I'm about 140 miles north of you, but I do get to Portland once in a while.

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Welcome to the forums, Ben!  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!

 

Red

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