Hello all, from hot Northern California - I just received a new Masterbuilt smoker for Father's Day, so I am very much looking forward to getting started with it. I'm pretty good on the grill, but have absolutely NO experience using a smoker. My Masterbuilt is one of the vertical, propane-use models; not sure of the model number, has two doors on the front. I've already cured it using the instruction manual, which actually went quite well - I was able to get mine up to the recommended 400F, although in looking at some of the MasterBuilt reviews here on the site, it seems like some folks have problems with temperatures on their units, so hopefully I will dodge having to do to much in the way of modifications.
In any event, my hope is to start practicing this weekend, with a pork tenderloin as my initial test-run. My good friend wants me totally proficient by Fourth of July, so that I can do a full beef brisket (!), but not sure that is going to happen.
In any event, I'm really excited to get started, and in just a few glances around the site, it seems like everyone is really knowledgable and friendly, so I know I won't go wrong here.