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Hi everyone

Im Mike and live in south florida. Im in the 'just learning' category and have tons of questions.

My first smoking session was completed yesterday with a Masterbuilt 7 in 1 (propane smoker). I smoked a bird and some back ribs. They came out good, but definitely could have been better. I had a problem keeping the temperature from rising up to 300.

Even after my first session, I have a feeling I would have been happier with a cabinet type, but ill keep the 7 in 1 for a while to ensure I like what im doing.

I look forward to learning here.
post #2 of 15
Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us. Check out Jeff's 5-day ecourse, it's a great way to pick up smoking basics.

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #3 of 15

Nice to have you on board. You have a good piece of equipment there, so it is probably just a case of getting a little more experience with it. They all take a little gettin' used to.

Meowey already suggested the eCourse. You will enjoy and learn a lot from that. Also, scroll down through the site and you will see threads for each major type of meat as well as threads for different types of smokers, etc.

Now that you have introduced yourself, post any of your questions to their appropriate threads and I know you will have help almost immediately.

Once again, welcome. And, remember to take pictures.

post #4 of 15
Hia Mike! Welcome to SMF! If by saying "having a problem keeping the temperature from rising up to 300" you meant you can't keep it lower, you were lucky with the bird, not so with the ribs.

Poultry is best done around there...especially if ya love the crispy skin as I do.

check out your air intake adjustments. You can get alot of temp variance just by limiting the amount of air that goes in. But be careful of the dreaded 'white smoke" too. gotta play with it, but the Thin Blue will appear!
post #5 of 15
Hi Mike,

Great to have you here. Lot's of great info and great people!
post #6 of 15
Welcome Mike; a lot of good knowledgeable people in this forum. I have learned a lot. Keep trying because the practice is fun!

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Welcome Mike! Hope you enjoy this forum as mucn as I do.

Ditto on Meowy's post also.
post #8 of 15
Hey Mike , welcome to the forum!
post #9 of 15
Welcome to SMF !!!
Gald to hear you got your first smoke and it sounds like it was edible. Each and every smoke from here on out will be better, easier and you will never stop learning.
post #10 of 15
Welcome aboard SMF. Glad you found us.
post #11 of 15
Welcome to the site, you came to the right place.
post #12 of 15
Welcome to SMF, Mike! You found the right place to be if you want to learn about smoking. The folks around here can help you become better at smoking meat faster than you will believe. Glad to have you with us.
post #13 of 15
Welcome Mike -

I have the Brinkmann All-In-One which is similar. Does your have the little fine tuner valve on the propane hose? I use mine with charcoal 99.9% of the time I like the taste better. I do use the propnae to start the charcoal though.
post #14 of 15
Welcome aboard Mike.
post #15 of 15
Hi Mike, glad to know you have joined the best smokin' site on Earth, SMF that is. Playing around with your smoker and meats is how some of us learn how to deal with the corners and curves on the road to smokesville. Make it a happy adventure my friend!
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