I cannot lie, I have been lurking on the forum for the past few months and finally decided sign up and join.
I got my first smoker back in October, a MES 30".Yes, not the best smoker but a great place to start and it was only $75 brand new. I live in Massachusetts on the Rhode Island border so I was smoking meat all through the winter So far I have smoked chicken wings, chicken on a stick, whole chicken, brisket, burgers, baby back ribs, brautwurst, hot dogs, corn, bacon, sausage, pork shoulder and pork tenderloins.
I just picked up an AMNPS 6" tube last week and will be doing the mailbox mod this weekend before I do a fathers day brisket. I realized that the hot weather in the summer stops my smoker from keeping the element on and burning my wood he tube alone has added the missing smoke flavor I needed and I am hoping the mailbox will help with the flow of smoke.
I do have a question on my brisket for this weekend. I am getting a whole brisket so I can do some burnt ends this time around. How do i fit it all in my small smoker? Is it ok to cut the flat but leave one end attached to the point while cooking or should i keep it all intact and just cram it in there as i know it will shrink while cooking?
Thank you all for all the great info I have found so far.