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Hello everyone. I am living in Rochester, NY at the moment and bought a Masterbuilt 31.9-in 800-Watt Electric Vertical Smoker a couple months ago. So far I have made some wings (not so good), and some mild Italian sausage (pretty good). I am in the U.S. Coast Guard so I will be moving around a lot. I have always wanted to learn to smoke the conventional way but I do not have the room for a conventional smoker so I decided to begin with electric.

The only issue I have so far is the uneven smoke output of this model. It seems to smoke well for about 5 minutes then begins to slow down until I can not see anything coming out at all. I have chocked this up to inexperience. If I can not get more consistent smoke I will get a AMNPS and try that.

I look forward to learning a lot from the experience in these forums and hopefully one day I will be able to contribute. Thanks

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Lil Tom, welcome to SMF!  Glad you are here and thank you for your service! 


There are a ton of folks here with the MES so any questions you have can be quickly answered.  The AMNPS is a great addition to your smoker arsenal and should eliminate your smoke issues.


Have fun!



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texas.gif  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from another 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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Thanks Gary. Already learning alot

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Welcome from SC, Lil Tom. I hope you will enjoy this site and all of the folks who are eager to share their ideas, tips, recipes and anything else that you may need. All you have to do is ask. Good luck and good smoking, Joe.
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Thank you Joe, I have these ribs going this afternoon with a AMNPS in my MES. I can't wait to try them.
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