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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hi, folks.


This seems like a mighty friendly forum.  I live in SE Utah, and just bought a Masterbuilt 30 electric smoker with wedding gift money.  My husband and I are excited to start smoking EVERYTHING.  :) 


I'm sure I'll be needing lots of advice and guidance, as I've never smoked any kind of meat before. 



post #2 of 12
You've come to the right place Katie. Lots of good folks and good advice here. Here's some for you right off the bat..... a geeat gadget to get for the mes 30 is a maverick digital therm to verify both the meat temp and the cooking temp. Sometimes themes controllers are a bit off and I don't want you to get discouraged when things are under or over cooked because you thought you were cooking at a certain temp but were 30 degeeesoff. A nice boston butt for pulled or sliced pork is a great place to start as they are pretty easy, very forgiving, and delicious. Best of luck and welcome.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks for that, geerock.  I hadn't thought about a remote-read thermometer, but that's a great suggestion!



post #4 of 12
I own the mes 40 and one fault is the controller accuracy, at least on mine. Nothing wrong with the remote monitoring either if you want a real set and forget.
post #5 of 12

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   ......... 



post #6 of 12

Hi Katie,


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'



post #7 of 12


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.


post #8 of 12

:welcome1:   Katie  


As you can see this is a great place to get ideas.  Please take some time and search the other forums ( It's always Fun ) :yahoo:


When you and your husband do your 1st smoke bring on the Q-View worthless.gif

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post #10 of 12

Hello Katie and 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.



post #11 of 12
Originally Posted by katemail13 View Post
.  I live in SE Utah, and just bought a Masterbuilt 30 electric smoker with wedding gift money. 




Wow Katie, ya'll live in a beautiful part of the country.  Last year my wife and I spent three weeks ridding our motorcycle all over SE Utah.  Loved it.  I'm ready to go back.


You will love the MES.  I am new to it by just a few months but I bet I have over 100 hours on it.  No big long smokes yet but I'm waiting for the chance if I can just get my schedule to work with me.

post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks, Bones!  I have to wait for a day off to season it, but then...hoping to smoke everything in sight!  :)


Yes, SE Utah is gorgeous.  Our tourist season is winding down for the winter right now, but the weather is still gorgeous, and all the leaves are turning! 



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