Hi all. I just joined, I have no smoking experience yet. I live in northen MA, not far from Boston.
After doing a bunch of reading here, I just ordered an electric smoker, a Gen1 digital Masterbuilt 30". Along with an AMNPS pellet tray, and 20 lbs of Lumber Jack Maple Hickory Cherry (MHC) pellets. I have an older Weber wireless digital grill thermometer which reads up to 199F, I'm hoping that will at least be enough to get me started, for monitoring internal meat temperature.
I already have a propane Weber grill, and a sous vide cooker. Elsewhere, I've read about some people combining smoking with sous vide, which sounds interesting.
I'm hoping to continue learning about smoking. And find some recipes suitable for beginners. Things I can't mess up too badly, and preferably somewhat straightforward to prepare. I'm not a purist (as evidenced by the electric smoker!), I'm fine with using purchased rubs, etc, vs making my own, at least to start.