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Hello Everyone!


 Jan here.  I am really new at this.  Have never smoked meat in my life.  I am what you would call the brains behind the operation, my husband being the actual cook.  He just doesn't like to read instructions and gives me that job.  We have a new smoker, a Masterbuilt Electric Smoker.  So far we haven't smoked anything, but i have a Boston butt in the frig that has been soaking up flavor for 24 hours now.  We have done the initial curing of the smoker and are ready to go.  I sure hope we don't ruin it as I dearly love pulled pork!  One of my favorite foods, and the reason he got the smoker!  I think he thought it would save money in the long run as buying precooked pulled pork by the pound gets expensive and is a gamble.  Sometimes it is good, sometimes it is tough. I have read lots of instructions, have it figured out that it takes a lot of time to smoke it.  We have what we hope is a good thermometer as well as the build in one on the smoker and I will let you know how it turns out.  I hope it is at least edible for our debut.  I want to thank everyone for all the tips on here that I have read so far.  Wish us luck!  :icon_smile:



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Welcome to SMF! welcome.gif
We're glad to have you. The search bar at the top is your most valuable resource here. This forum has been around for over ten years, so there is a good chance that any questions you may have, have already been answered (they may have 10 different answers, but you'll get an instant response non the less).
Please be sure to post your smokes along with your process and recipes. We will be glad to help you along the way and we may also learn something new ourselves in the process. Also, don't forget the very important Q view! (We're mad for pics on here 😁)
Always remember to have fun because it's not fun if you have to work at it.
Thanks for joining,
- Ryan
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Welcome to the board, Jan! You'll like making your own pulled pork, and now you're the ones who'll choose the flavorings and which woods you like.

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




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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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