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I have been offset smoking with charcoal for years. Being a Texan, I understand that real barbecue means brisket.  I also smoke turkeys, ribs and pork loin. I would like to try my hand at cold smoking as well.


I don't often have the time to dedicate a full day to fire-tending, so I am looking for an electric set-and-forget system.  That's how I discovered this site. There is a lot of awesome info here.


I was planning to build my own electric setup, but the Masterbuilt (with a mailbox mod) may do everything I need for less than I would spend on a build.


Anyway, congratulations to you guys on creating a great online community here. It is a great resource.

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Hello and welcome to the site, I am a charcoal and stick burner, but I know a guy who is very knowledgeable when it comes to electric smokers and a really good guy, (Bearcarver)  give him a shout or a PM.


Gary S

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Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.



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My MES 40" is arriving today, as is my AMNPS. I plan to start out with an easy smoke - probably some prk tenderloins - just to get familiar with the equipment. But I have big plans after that.

BTW, the MES was an open box special from Amazon Warehouse deals for $252 with free shipping.

Stock comes and goes, but check frequently for great deals: http://www.amazon.com/b?node=1267877011
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Didn't realize this was you till you told me today.  I have a buddy that can sure steer you in the right direction on your electric smoker. You can send him a PM (Private Message)  be sure and tell him who you are and I said to contact him    Bearcarver    super nice guy with a lot of information.



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Here is his link       http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/u/33097/bearcarver




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Thanks, Gary. 


I ended up going with the 40" Masterbuilt.  I got a scratch and dent special from Amazon dirt cheap. I just seasoned it this afternoon.  I plan on christening it this weekend.

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