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Neat forum. I have been reading for the last few weeks. Our family loves smoked and grilled food and I love preparing it. This looks like one of those skills you will never master, which means a lifetime of interest (like flying). I bought an electric masterbuilt (MES, I think you call it). It was so easy I thought there was nothing to this smoking thing. I always assumed I would be chastised for using an electric smoker by the 'purists'. Maybe I will, but it was a great entry to smoking. It really got us hooked. The best turkeys I have ever had came out of that thing. Chickens, ribs, home-made venison jerky, pork loins and full turkeys have all come out great. Maybe we are just easy to please, but I think everything tastes better coming out of the smoker. 

We like outdoor living so much, we built a new outdoor kitchen on our porch and put a built-in Kitchenaid 90,000btu grill and plumbed in natural gas. My old MES was just too ugly and becoming non-functional so I opted for a new gasser smoker. Lowes had a Master Forge, 2 door ~30" display model. It looked like just what I wanted but they don't stock it any more. The manager knocked the price down since it was a little beat up and missing the door thermometer (bonus!). I have parts to plumb it in to my natural gas line and convert it to ng. A few mods and some seasoning and we will be back in the smoking business. Can't wait!! 

College Station, TX is a little northwest of Houston. Wind is not really an issue since I am on a porch. It stays hot and humid here most of the time. Some of the issues we fight are rust/corrosion, pests, and heat making it unvcomfortable to cook outside during the summer. 

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W, welcome and I hope you  enjoy this forum as much as I have -great folks who are willing to share excellent info with you !

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texas.gif  Good evening and welcome from a Sunny and hot day in East Texas and the best forum on the internet, Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything. Glad you joined up.

 

Gary

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