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Pete from southern California

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Hey Everyone,


I just received a MES 30" and a ET73 thermometer.  I have the MES cold smoking kit coming tomorrow.


I have never smoked before, but it has always interested me.  As you can see from my username, I LOVE SPICY FOOD!  :)


This is an early bday present and the plan is to smoke a turkey for the first time for Xmas dinner.  My wife is not a smoking fan so she's preparing a beef tenderloin and my smoked turkey will be extra...if it doesn't come out good, no harm or foul.


I'm a decent cook and I like to research diligently before attempting new recipes.  The plan is to brine the turkey as my wife has always brined the Thanksgiving turkey and it makes a significant difference imho.


I used to make beef jerky w/ a food dehydrator so I'd like to try that sometime with this unit...though I'm sure there isn't much difference, but liquid smoke always seemed weird and kind of gross to me for some reason..



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texas.gif  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a fogy and cold day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything .



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Hey Pete, welcome to SMF!  Sounds like you've got great plans for your new toys and I'll bet you'll be able to sway your wife over to the wispy side in time.  There are lots of recipes, guidelines, and advice here so have fun with your research.


Turkey is pretty easy to smoke, just intimidating because it is a big chunk of protein.  There are lots of threads about turkey this time of year so have fun reading.  I doubt it will turn out bad.  If it does, like you said, "no harm no fowl."  (Couldn't resist).


Have fun with the new smoker!



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Thank you Gary and Ray for the warm welcome!
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