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HI,    I used to do a lot of smoking years ago with a Mr. Meat Smoker but it has been probably 25 years or so since I have done this.  It was a pain in the butt about keeping charcoal hot enough and it had to be taken apart at least once to redo the Charcoal.  So I quit.   Getting ready to buy a new one.  Have been looking at the Electric Digital Master Built Smokers at Bass Pro. Think this is what I am going to buy as I can control the temperature the best with it.   One question I have, can it be left outside smoking during a rain or should I buy a propane one?  I do not have any rain protection area to use it in.   Would appreciate any input. 

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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!
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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 some neighbors! 

 

I have no problem controlling the temps with my Smoke Vault....it's propane.  AND....I do my smokes just outside the garage...and if it rains...bring the smoker just inside the opening of the garage.  

 

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!

 

Kat

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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,

 

welcome1.gif to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.

 

One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the Rules.gif!!!

 

So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...

 

worthless.gif  or this...th_What_NO_QVIEW.gif

Good Luck and Get Smokin'

 

Bill

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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.  Just ask when you need help and someone here will have the answer.

 

I never cooked in direct rain on my MES40...always used it on my covered porch.  I can imagine that there could be issues with the wiring and electronics if they got wet, but I'll have to let someone who's tried it to give you a more informed answer.

 

Good luck and have fun!

 

Red

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I have a Bradley smoker and it clearly states to keep it under cover. I suspect the Masterbuilt is the same as another electric.

 

Welcome to the SMF. I have learned a lot here and I hope you enjoy it too.

 

Disco

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