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post #1 of 16
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Hi Everyone,

 

I am new to cold smoking and electric smoking although I have been oak fire smoking for quite a long time.  I am a 25 year old married with 2 kids and live on the central coast of Ca.  

 

I have seen the mods on here as well as all the different talk about the many models of smokers. It seems to be the  MES that is the number 1 choice. It also matches with my budget ( witch isn't much right now) as well as does everything I want it too. I will be purchasing the MES 30 as its only $177 for the digital model right now. 

 

I am also planning on purchasing the AMZN Pellet Smoker. I want this so I can cold smoke as well as not refill the wood chamber constantly. I am hoping I wont have to mod anything with the dry climate that I am in. 

 

My dream would be to open it up, season it, fill it with my recipes, lite up my AMZNPS and close the door and walk away. I am a realistic person though and know nothing ever works that easy for me. 

 

Any advice is completely welcomed, I thank you all for all the time and posts you have done as it has made my adventure into smoking much more entertaining and easy. You all have great opinions and awesome product knowledge. Also , my first item to smoke this weekend is a 12 pound brisket. Who has the best recipe, wood recommendation, temp recommendation? Any hing helps :)

 

 

Thanks guys I am very happy to be apart of your community!

post #2 of 16

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 neighbors!

 

One of our Admin's has a great brisket sticky.  Dutch's directions are a great way to start out! Using the Search tool you can find all kinds of helpful information.

 

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 TulsaJeff. 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 #3 of 16
Thread Starter 

HI! 

 

 

Profile has been updated, Thank you very much! I am happy to be here. 

post #4 of 16
Howdy, Derrick!

welcome1.gif to SMF !

You've come to the right place. It sounds like you have done your homework, but there is one more thing you should consider (IMO) and that is the Maverick ET73 dual probe remote thermometer. Todd Johnson sells them at a good price.

I found that I could not trust the temp readings coming from my MES40 that I bought a couple of years ago. I already had the older version of the Maverick and have not had a problem with controlling temps and reading ITs since.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 

HI! 

 

Thanks for the advice. I had planned on ordering this exact thermometer as its got very good reviews. Is Todd Johnson the maker of the AMZNPS ? If you I would absolutely love to order from him. He seems like an incredible business person as well as has amazing products. I have chosen to order his products elsewhere due to the high shipping costs on his site. I have amazon prime and get free shipping, VS the $30 in shipping from his website. I would gladly order more money worth of product if that meant free shipping, but I passionately hate paying for shipping. If I can get it free I will choose that route. As I said im on a budget, not trying to be a cheapo but have to allocate my money to the correct spots :) Thanks again for your advice. 

post #6 of 16

Yes Todd is the maker and he also is a forum Sponsor and we take that seriously here.  He has the best Customer Service you will find any where.

 

Kat

post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 

Well maybe I can justify the shipping if I order enough product from him. I have read only good things about his pellets and would love to try them. 

post #8 of 16
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Well maybe I can justify the shipping if I order enough product from him. I have read only good things about his pellets and would love to try them. 

 

Not Fussing.....but he is a sponsor and a Mod here.  We do try and support all of our sponsors.  They help SMF stay here so we can have fun and play.

 
Kat :biggrin:
post #9 of 16

forgot....Todd is having a 20% off everything sale right now.

 

Here is the link.

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/149127/20-off-at-a-maze-n-products#post_1059235

 

Kat

post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by derrickhokit View Post
 

HI!

 

Thanks for the advice. I had planned on ordering this exact thermometer as its got very good reviews. Is Todd Johnson the maker of the AMZNPS ? If you I would absolutely love to order from him. He seems like an incredible business person as well as has amazing products. I have chosen to order his products elsewhere due to the high shipping costs on his site. I have amazon prime and get free shipping, VS the $30 in shipping from his website. I would gladly order more money worth of product if that meant free shipping, but I passionately hate paying for shipping. If I can get it free I will choose that route. As I said im on a budget, not trying to be a cheapo but have to allocate my money to the correct spots :) Thanks again for your advice.

 

If you order the Maverick ET-732 thermometer from Todd, your entire order ships for free.    :irony:       :biggrin:

 

Welcome to the forum!  :beercheer:

post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks Smoking B !!

 

I was under the impression only the one item would be shipped for free. I will definitely be ordering the AMZNPS and the thermometer from them. Very excited about this , thanks again!

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by derrickhokit View Post
 

Thanks Smoking B !!

 

I was under the impression only the one item would be shipped for free. I will definitely be ordering the AMZNPS and the thermometer from them. Very excited about this , thanks again!

 

You're quite welcome  :beercheer:   And you won't find any better customer service than what you get from Todd  :first:

 

Don't forget to put in the SMF member code for the extra 20% off  Thumbs Up

post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by derrickhokit View Post
 

Thanks Smoking B !!

 

I was under the impression only the one item would be shipped for free. I will definitely be ordering the AMZNPS and the thermometer from them. Very excited about this , thanks again!

Don't forget some pellets as well. And Welcome here.


Edited by REDWOOD CARLOS - 9/19/13 at 9:41am
post #14 of 16

Welcome aboard, Derrick!  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.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.

 

You'll love your MES and AMNPS...they're a match made in heaven!  Todd's and good guy, and like everyone else mentioned, his customer service is second to none!  And that Maverick therm is great too, I never smoke without it!

 

Good luck, and have fun!

Red

post #15 of 16
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!!!
post #16 of 16

Hello and welcome from East Texas

 

Gary

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