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Newbie smoker from Canada - Masterbuilt 30" Electric

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I am really excited to get into some serious smoking.  I have been using my propane BBQ and a smoker box to try and get that great smoke flavour but I was just not happy with the results.  I decided to get serious and this morning I took the plunge and bought a Masterbuilt 30" Electric.  She (Betty) is seasoning right now.  Thanks to texacajun for the article on how to do this.

 

Tonight I am going to try some side ribs and tomorrow I will take a shot at brisket.  Hopefully things turn out.

 

Looking forward to being part of the community here.

 

Happy Smokin.

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show the other SMF members where you are located?  Might meet a few new neighbors!

 

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

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Thanks Kat.  I might try out Jeff's e-course.  Sounds like it will be helpful (and might save some embarrassment with my family!)

 

I let you know if I have any questions.

 

Bye for now.

post #4 of 10

Welcome Canadiantex !!!

 

If you're interested in some "How to Step by Steps", just look at the bottom of any of my posts (My Signature). They are all designed on an MES 40, so they should be helpful to you.

 

 

Bear

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Awesome, thanks Bearcarver.  That Prime rib you did looks delicious.  Nice work.  I bet those beef ribs were awesome.

 

I think I will have to try and find an AMNPS up here in Canada.  I bought the MES to reduce the babying needed during the smoke and this sounds like it would help dramatically with that.

 

I appreciate the pictures as well.  It helps to see how you rigged it up to keep the drippings off the element and AMNPS.  I will also line my drip pan and water pan with tin foil as you have done.

 

I am searching  the forums for any tips on how to rig up my MES.  Any suggestions would be great.

 

Thanks.

post #6 of 10

Welcome, fellow Canadian. canada-flag-68.gif

 

I just started smoking last fall and had limited success until I found this site. As you can see from Bearcarver's links, there is a lot of great information in the forums and the experienced members are very generous with their experience. 

 

I'm sure you will enjoy the forum as much as I have.

 

Disco

post #7 of 10

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.

Happy smoken.

David

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Hello and welcome aboard! 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!

Red
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Well, it was a full weekend of smoking.  Ribs on Saturday and an 11 lbs Brisket on Sunday for the extended family.  They both turned out reasonably well and I can definitely improve on them with the help of my friends at SMF.  I will post my experience with the brisket with some pics.  

 

Thanks for all of the great information out here.  It really helped me out with my first weekend of smoking.

 

Tex

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welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us! We have over 50,000 members now who just love to share what they know. You've come to the best place on the net to learn and share everything Q!!!
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