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I live in Western Maine just outside of Fryeburg.  I've been wanting to try smoking for several years now.  I looked and looked and looked and finally decided to just pull the trigger.  Friday I ordered my Masterbuiilt 20070910 30" Digital Electric Smokehouse from Amazon. Monday morning when I got home from work it was laying under my steps in the pouring rain.  Tuesday night I seasoned it and today, I smoked two racks of pork ribs and a whole chicken cut in half.


I'm in love.  Is this the best smoker out there?  I don't know.  Nor do I care.  Worst case scenario is that I had some wicked good tasting ribs for dinner.  I used a simple rub recipe that I found online and sauced and wrapped one of the racks while leaving the other dry.  Holy smokes.  I'm impressed for my first time out.  I can't wait to take some of my ribs to work tomorrow and share with some of my friends.

Always welcome to new ideas.  New recipes. New techniques.

I used pecan wood for this batch but have some apple and cherry that I want to try as well.  There's something about fruit woods that I find appealing.

If you have any good suggestions or just want to swap howdies, hit me up.

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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 don’t hesitate to start threads and ask also!

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!
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Welcome, this is the best forum for cooking meat.

Very good info and people here willing to help.

I love my mes.
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Great intro post! I remember my first ribs (FAIL!), so I'm glad yours came out deliciously scrumptious! There's a greatly supportive community here, full of fellow hobbyists!


There is no question that can't be answered, either directly, or by searching!


Glad to have you join us!!!

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 


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texas.gifHello and welcome 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.   



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