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Hello from NW PA

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Hello everyone, my name is Matt.  I live in Russell, PA in Northwest PA.  I have been smoking on my Weber grill for several years.  I wanted to get into smoking with a true smoker and decided to start with an electric.  I got the MES 30" Gen 2.5 about a month ago and have done a couple of smokes with good results. 


I used this site extensively when I was researching what to get and within the wife's budget allotment.  I did run into the AMNPS on here and will getting one for added smoke and cold smoking in the fall/winter.  I'm looking forward to doing pheasant this fall.


Currently, I'm doing a temperature test with the MES and the iGrill Mini and a cheap Walmart RF thermometer.  So far I've found the that MES overshoots about 25°F on heat-up and then takes about 4 cycles for the PID controller to get dialed in.  Thermometers have been running 3-5°F apart and about 10°F less than the MES.  I will post the iGrill temp graph once I'm done with the test.


I'm looking forward to learning more and sharing when I can.


Everything is better with smoke regardless of what my wife says.  Smoke On!!!

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Welcome to the board, Matt! I learned to smoke in a Weber, with maple.

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texas.gif  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from another sunny and hot day in East Texas and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.



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