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Greetings from Rocklin, CA

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Hi folks,


Looks like there is an abundance of newbies joining these forums, and I admit to being one of them. I've been looking at smokers for a long time now, trying to figure out which one to buy within my small budget. Amazon had one of those one-day-sales just before Christmas, and it was a deal I couldn't pass up. So I told "Santa" all about it. Sure enough, Christmas morning I found a Masterbuilt 30 LP under the tree - well - next to the tree.


New Years Day, I smoked some baby backs, then last week did a bone-in pork shoulder. Turned out absolutely amazing. However just like many other MB30 owners out there, I do have problems keeping the thing under 250, but I have not made any mods yet. I've read through some great articles in these forums, and I'll be trying a few things that many of you have mentioned over the next few smokes. I did pick up the Big Green Egg version of the Maverick ET-732 just before I did the shoulder, discovering how inaccurate the door thermometer is. 


Thanks to everyone for all the great info!!



post #2 of 6

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 #3 of 6

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


Lots of MES smokers on here, someone will jump in and help you




post #4 of 6

Welcome to the forum, post often. CF

post #5 of 6

My brother-in-law lives in Rocklin, maybe you know him. His name is Chap.

post #6 of 6

Welcome from Canada, Kevin.




Glad you have already found some useful information. I had very little success when I started smoking until I found these forums.


Please post your smokes. We all learn by seeing what others are doing.



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