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Hey guys,


New member intro!  I'm a born and raised Brooklynite who recently moved to the burbs of Northern New Jersey (Montclair area to be exact.)  With my newfound space I decided to get into the smoking life.  I've always been a charcoal griller as I had a roof terrace in Brooklyn, but never really did the long smokes before.


I just purchased a 30" MES and an A-Maze-N pellet smoker after realizing that I needed to replace the wood chips every 30 minutes in the MES.  I've learned enough from these forums (and from my first smoke) to know to not use the water pan (so much condensation on my first smoke) and to pull out the chip loader and open the vent the whole way. Beyond that I'm all ears.


I've done 3 smokes so far, ribs, pork belly and a pork shoulder.  The ribs and pork belly were 5 hour smokes, and to be honest, I thought they weren't tender enough and probably needed more time.  The pulled pork went for 15 hours and came out great.


I have so many questions, but I'll cruise the forums to find answers before I start repeat posting.  Thanks all!



post #2 of 5

R Welcome to SMF from down the road a bit,Check the MES user group lots of good info there.



post #3 of 5

R you may want to look at getting a Maverick or Polder to check your Cooking Chamber Temp,and also the meat.You can check the meat for tenderness with a Tooth Pick.


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texas.gif  Good afternoon and welcome from a partly cloudy and warm 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.



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Hi! I want to invite you to join the group: "New Jersey Smokers".

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