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My husband and I are jumping into the world of smoking with a new MES 40 inch .  We are almost empty nesters,(youngest graduates college next month). I enjoy cooking, my husband enjoys eating, so we make a good pair. I work as a psych nurse and my husband works in computers..Nice to meet you all..Marilyn

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Hey Marilyn!  Welcome to you and your Hubby.  Lots of folks here with your gear so be sure to ask any questions you have about the smoker, accessories, or smoking techniques for the different cuts and types of protein you'll put in your new toy. 


Enjoy the empty nest!  It took a little getting used to but we love it!


Have fun!



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Welcome, from southern Ohio, to the best forum on the internet if you are looking to learn how to BBQ/smoke/brine/cure/inject. Well you get the picture if you can do it to to something you put on a plate to eat then someone here has probably done it. Use the search bar at the top of the page and you will be led to the answer to most every question you can think of. If you don't find the answer there then just post it and someone will chime in with their opinion on the subject.
I also have a 40" MES. Just a heads up most of the therms the factory installs in the door are way off. You will need a way to accurately know your cook chamber temp. I use a Maverik 732 dual probe remote 1 probe is chamber temp the other is meat temp. Once you get going you will probably end up like most people, and get tired of babysitting the chip feeder every 40 or 45 minutes, an A-MAZE-N smoker tray is the solution most people go with to eliminate that.
Anyhow Welcome and good luck in the smoke.

Always remember the only dumb question is the one you don’t ask!!
Keep Smokin!!!
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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...
Happy smoken.

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Hey Marilyn

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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texas.gif  I'm back, had surgery last week so .........


Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a sunny, windy and Cold day in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.    



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