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New to smoking and excited to learn!

post #1 of 9
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My husband and I decided to get a Masterbuilt 40 inch smoker as a 30th wedding anniversary present to each other. I have found the advice here so helpful and hope to one day know what I'm doing! We are from Lewisville, NC. Thanks to the folks in this forum, we are now armed with a Maverick ET-732 and a Thermapen. Thank you so much for this forum and for all the great cooks out there, sharing their stories.

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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 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

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!

You are armed with some great tools so this should be very easy for you!!!
post #3 of 9
Congrats on the smoker and welcome to the forum. Great folks and great advice here. First thing you want to do is verify the correct temp of the smoker with the maverick. The masterbuilt controller can be off by quite a bit so just go by the maverick readout. Then, because the mes 40 burns thru chips pretty quick, you may want to look into the AMAZN line of smoke generators. All the best to you.
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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 


We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.


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. 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!



post #5 of 9
Great to have you on board! I'm a fairly new smoker and continue to find great tips.
post #6 of 9

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.


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post #8 of 9

Welcome to the forums!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  When in doubt, just ask and someone here will have the answer.



post #9 of 9

Boy, do I agree with you about this forum. 


I only started smoking last fall and I had limited success until I found this forum. I learned so much and got incredible assistance from the kind members. 


I suggest you dive in and post some of your projects with pictures and descriptions. You will get great recommendations and new ideas from the responses.


Welcome to SMF.



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