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 Hello there,

 

I've been lurking these forum's for a long time and figured I was way past due to join the group so I can take full advantage of the wealth of info available here on SMF, ask a few noob questions here and there, and also chime in with my own input on topics I do have some knowledge of! (which may not be much at this point - lol) lurk.gif

 

 

I have been "grilling" for many year's (most recently on my fairly new Genesis S.E. EP330 gas Weber, although I do also use a coal burning Weber 22" 1-Touch Gold as well), but I am a complete virgin when it come's to cooking with a SMOKER... I actually don't even own my first smoker (yet)... but I think I have it narrowed down to the obvious choice (being that I am a Weber fan already) the 22.5" Smokey Mountain!

 

I keep reading about the MES-40's too, which also seem very popular, although It look's like the newer Gen2's are having a handful of issue's... and the Gen1's are becoming difficult to find... Hmmmm...

 

Hard to find any genuine complaints regarding the trusty 'ol WSM's though, so that is likely the path I will stumble down as I learn this fine art of smoking meat's grilling_smilie.gif

 

Squatch

post #2 of 7

Squatchwelcome1.gif

Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

 

Both of your smoker choices will make a nice smoker

 

Happy smoken.

David

post #3 of 7

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

 

You should sign up for Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, and it's great!  This is chock full of great information....no matter what your experience level might be!

 

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 and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff in Rule #11. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

 

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

 

Kat

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by themule69 View Post

Squatchwelcome1.gif

 Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

 

Both of your smoker choices will make a nice smoker

 

Happy smoken.

David

Thank's for the warm welcome David! Yep, I've already made myself very familiar with the search box drool.gif

 

...And I look forward to the variety of replies, there are many way's to accomplish a specific goal, and I would like to learn ALL of them eventually!

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Originally Posted by KathrynN View Post

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

 

You should sign up for Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, and it's great!  This is chock full of great information....no matter what your experience level might be!

 

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 and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff in Rule #11. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

 

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

 

Kat

Thank's Kat!

 

Signing up for the 5-day course was the first thing I did after registering, and I will refrain from posting any link's... Thanks a bunch! icon14.gif

post #5 of 7

Welcome Squatch! I'm an electric guy. Old style MES 40. Love it. But let me tell you... The folks on this site rave about those Smokey Mountains. Heck i'm thinking about getting one myself. B

post #6 of 7

Hello Squatch, and welcome to the Forums!  Glad you joined us.  This is a great place to share ideas on our favorite pastimes...smoking and grilling great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Any time you need help, just ask and you'll get plenty!  Both of the smokers you mentioned are great rigs.  I used to own an MES40 myself and really liked it alot.  And everyone who owns a WSM raves about them.  I don't think you could go wrong with either choice...mostly depends on what you want.

 

Red

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thank's guy's!

If I had the $$ to spare I'd get one of each! ... Going to have to choose one or the other for now though...
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