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Hello from New Hampshire!

post #1 of 13
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Hello All...

I've been excitedly reading the posts on this forum for a couple weeks now, and I've *finally* decided to speak up and introduce myself.

My name is Matt and I live in Manchester, NH. I don't have my smoker yet, but I hope to purchase one sometime next week. I have decided to go with an electric smoker to start with because I am so new to all of this. I figure if I can get my recipes to a point where I'm happy first, then I can "master" the art of a "real" smoker later on. I travel (and work) a lot too, so the convenience of an electric smoker really appeals to me at this point. I am the epitome of a "newbie"... I'm as green as they get! redface.gif

I consider myself a barbecue connoisseur, simply because I eat so much of it (I had to move into a bigger apartment so my belly could finally have his own room). I've never attempted to cook ribs or brisket or pulled pork because I've never owned a smoker and I believe cooking these items in the stove or on the grill takes away from their natural flavor and goodness!

I look forward to sharing ideas and methods with all of you - I can tell from what I've read so far that all of you will be a wealth of knowledge that I can't wait to tap into! I have already received Jeff's 5-day course, and I plan to purchase his rub and sauce recipes as soon as I have the chance.

Anyhoo... just wanted to say hello to all of you and I look forward to picking your brains real soon!

Smoke on!

~Monstah Matty~ icon_mrgreen.gif
post #2 of 13
Welcome, Matt!

You found the right place to learn. Just jump in with any questions and we will be right here to guide you along your quest for the thin blue smoke!

post #3 of 13
Welcome to SMF !!!

Your going to love your new (addictive) hobby. I must say though, if it smokes, it's real !!!
post #4 of 13
Welcome to SMF Matt. Ask all the questions you have, someone will try to get you an answer. Have you thought about a smoker yet? Let us know if we can help you narrow it down.

Keep Smokin
post #5 of 13
Welcome to SMF Matt, I myself started out with an electric ECB. My advice would be to do a pork butt first.....Excellent pulled pork. Butts are very forgiving, cheap, and a good piece of meat to learn on. I also would reccomend buying a digital probe thermometer so you can accurately maintain your temperatures.............VERY IMPORTANT. Also don't trust the thermos that come with smokers, they are mostly not trustworthy. If you do buy Jeff's rub and sauce recipes you will not be dissapointed. Look forward to questions you may have and your Qview.
post #6 of 13
Welcome aboard!!

Good to have you and I know you will enjoy yourself.

post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 

Right now I'm leaning towards the MasterBuilt 30" Stainless Steel Electric Smokehouse. I saw one at Sam's club a couple weeks ago and it seems like a nice model. I've read quite a few reviews on it and haven't really heard any discouraging words about it, so I think that's the one I'll go with. Has anyone heard anything about this model/brand? I'd definitely be up to hearing any reviews, good or bad!
post #8 of 13
Welcome Matt. I will feel right at home and fit right in here. Glad to have you with us.
post #9 of 13
Welcome to the SMF familyicon_exclaim.gif

Jump right in, looks like you have a good start with information just keep lookin, learnin, & sharin.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #10 of 13
You certainly came to the right place Matt, welcome aboard! Whatever smoker you choose, you'll get plenty of help here... plus while you are waiting to get your smoker, sign up for Jeff's free 5 day ecourse... it is chocked full of great info!

Have fun!
post #11 of 13
Hi ~Monstah Matty~!...Welcome to the SMF!...PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif...Glad to have you Aboard!...You're gonna like it here!...
post #12 of 13
Welcome to SMF! Enjoy the forum!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #13 of 13
I'm formerly from Milford, NH; about 15 miles away. Used to work in Manchester. Now transplanted to the Florida panhandle. Didn't see any snow last winter for the first time in my life. I miss not having a basement, though. Everybody in NH has one and no one in Florida has one. Had to build a seperate building for my homebrew and workshop; used to have a 1/4 of my basement set up as a brewery.

Now I play with all sorts of fun new Navy toys, brew, hit the beach, and QQQ!!!
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