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Hello everyone,


My name is Mike and I just bought myself the MES 30 (not the glass door model, but the one with the vent on top).


I love to cook and I make a lot of beer and have been wanting to get into smoking for a while now. I picked up the MES yesterday, plan on seasoning it today and getting something into a brine or rubbed to sit in the fridge over night and do the first smoke tomorrow.


Also I plan on getting the meat grinder attachment for the kitchenaid mixer and doing sausages.


I am in Reno NV (for now) but CA , Sacramento area is home. I just wanted to introduce myself and say thanks for all the info. I have already learned a ton in the last few hours of research.


Thanks again everyone.

post #2 of 5

Welcome to the board, Mike! Consider starting with chicken to learn your rig, as it's inexpensive in case anything goes wrong.

post #3 of 5


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




post #4 of 5

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.

post #5 of 5

Congrats on the new smoker, Post some pictures of what you are smoking



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