Hello, My name is Mike and live near Rockford, IL. Totally new to smoking and to this forum. I really enjoy eating smoked food. The stronger smoke flavor, the better. My favorite flavor is probably Hickory. I have an uncle that is into smoking things and has a smoker. Kind of got me into buying my own and trying it. One tip he told me is if I was to buy a smoker to buy an electric one because you can pretty much set it and go. Not messing with keeping a fire lit etc... So, I bought this: Masterbuilt 30-inch Electric Digital Stainless Steel Smokehouse with RF remote. Is that a pretty decent one for a first -timer?
I have already seasoned it as per the manual. Looking to do my first "experiment" on it as soon as the weather breaks here. Supposed to rain for the next week. UGH! Any suggestions? I have been collecting a few meats to try since I got this smoker; they are a beef brisket, baby back ribs, pork shoulder-cut like ribs?, and that's it I think.
I will probably be doing a lot of reading on here to get up to speed and give myself a crash course on all of this for awhile til I get the hang of it.