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Newbie Furloughed Federal Employee Going to Smoke Meat Instead of Whining!

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Hi Everyone,

 

I am new to the forum and I thought that since I have some time sitting around during my furlough days as a federal employee that I would do something productive like smoke meat!  Silver lining right!!  I have started out 4 years ago using a Master Built Electric Smoker that I bought from BP Shops.  I never smoked anything before although the first pork shoulder I smoked came out decent enough that people ate it!  I smoked turkey breasts, chickens, salmon, veggies, picnic hams, etc since then.  My electric smoker died one month ago, which I was ok with since I had the chance to buy a 40 inch Masterbuilt propane smoker.  I am ready to do some serious smoking now.  With small kids I don't have the time to dedicate to a stick or charcoal smoker.  Anyway, I am hopeful that anybody who may have a propane smoker will give me any tips they may have especially with how to smoke in winter!  I look forward to chatting with you.  thank you!!

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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!!! There is tons of info here about propane smokers, you can use the search bar at the top to find just about anything you want to know or just start a thread asking what you want to know, you will get lots of help!!
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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! My Hubby got his notice yesterday.  He is going to be busy around the house too!

 

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Hi Everyone,



 



I am new to the forum and I thought that since I have some time sitting around during my furlough days as a federal employee that I would do something productive like smoke meat!  Silver lining right!!  I have started out 4 years ago using a Master Built Electric Smoker that I bought from BP Shops.  I never smoked anything before although the first pork shoulder I smoked came out decent enough that people ate it!  I smoked turkey breasts, chickens, salmon, veggies, picnic hams, etc since then.  My electric smoker died one month ago, which I was ok with since I had the chance to buy a 40 inch Masterbuilt propane smoker.  I am ready to do some serious smoking now.  With small kids I don't have the time to dedicate to a stick or charcoal smoker.  Anyway, I am hopeful that anybody who may have a propane smoker will give me any tips they may have especially with how to smoke in winter!  I look forward to chatting with you.  thank you!!


 



lol. ahh yes another fellow employee gettin the #$@! end of the stick. right there with ya bud. well, welcome aboard! lol. i forget about it once the smoke gets to rollin. and the shine gets to pourin..lol. what smoker are you using? i have a masterbuilt XL. best thing ever, plus i never have to fire up the stick burner, unless we have some kind of function goin on. been nothing but awesome right out of the box. couldnt ask for a better one.
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Welcome to the forums.  Hope the Gov't. gets their act together soon for all the Federal folks impacted.

 

GL & Happy Smoking

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texas.gifHello from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.

 

 

Gary

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Hi Gary,

 

Sorry for the late reply and thanks for the warm welcome.  One thing I have figured out already that this site is full of some good people who are willing to help out a novice.  I look forward to chatting with many people.  Thanks again.

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Welcome to the forums! Glad you've joined our group. You'll find there are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who genuinely enjoy helping one another. Looking forward to your input, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.

Red
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