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Hello folks. I'm happy to have joined the forum. I am a novice smoker and up until now I have been smoking using an upright barrel smoker as well as using my gas grill with various methods to produce smoke including full size pieces of firewood directly on the grill! I am going tomorrow to purchaser a Masterbuilt 40" electric smoker and can't wait to get that going. I have a small hobby farm and raise purebred Berkshire pigs so I have no shortage of cuts in the freezer to experiment with. I live in south western Ontario Canada.
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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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Pork Butt still on the hoof.  Whats better than that? You've chosen a great smoker in my opinion. I've had one for many years and use it often.  If you haven't  joined yet, there is a Masterbuilt Smoker Group where you can get lots of great information on your new unit!

Best of luck! 


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Hello fellow Canadian. I started smoking last fall and had little success until I found this forum. There is a ton of information in the posts and all the members are so generous with their knowledge. I am sure you will enjoy the forum as much as I have.



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You will get many years of great Q out of your MES. Like a lot of us have done. I suggest you think about a AMNPS. it will make life much easier

Happy smoken.


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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!



Edited by SeenRed - 7/2/13 at 8:22pm
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the warm welcome! I will be heading out in a couple hours to pick up a MES. Some dude up here is selling the 40" window 1200w for $199. Can't wait to get smoking!
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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!


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