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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Just introducing myself here. I am looking to start smoking. I have always enjoyed grilling, but love smoked food. I was registered on this site before the major problem occurred. I had not introduced myself at that point, however. And now I have reregistered.

I am looking at buying an MES to start with. I feel the digital smoker could help me to learn the trade.

I mostly lurked before and have learned a lot by reading information here. Hope to learn much more.

post #2 of 17
JD welcome to SMF glad you stuck with us an re-registered. Have fun and happy smoking
post #3 of 17
Welcome! There is a wealth of knowledge here. If you have a question all you need to do is ask!! If you have never smoked before the easiest smoker is the Brinkman electric. Its cheap and easy! Once you get used to smoking and are willing to try to control the heat and perfect your trade then move up to a fire box or lump charcoal smoker. You will hear a thousand ideas hear but I personally feel that the Brinkman electric smoker is the simplest smoker to start on. here is a link. Wal-Mart and Lowe's carry it as well.
post #4 of 17
Welcome back. Glad you decided to re-register.
post #5 of 17
Welcome to SMF.
post #6 of 17
Welcome JD...you have come to the right place for information to help you get off on the right foot. There is a lot of info here, and experts on every type of equipment. If you have questions, someone here has been there and done that, and can give you help to get you through the rough patches. Be sure and take pictures along the way, because we sure love a good QView!

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post #7 of 17
Welcome to SMF , you won't go wrong with the MES ... go for the 40 inch if you can ... another good choice would be the Bradly digital ... don't forget the q-view
post #8 of 17
Welcome to SMF JD, glad ta see ya re-registered!
post #9 of 17
Welcome JD! Glad you joined us. Good luck with your first rig. Whatever you choose, you can get all the friendly advice you want here.
post #10 of 17
JD, welcome to the SMF. You have taken the path that many of us have taken, we lurched and then joined. Joining is really the way to go. Keep reading, it's all good.
post #11 of 17
Welcome back to SMF. Glad you re-registered.
post #12 of 17
Welcome back from Pittsburgh, PA
post #13 of 17
Welcome, JD
post #14 of 17
Welcome JD, you'll be glad you stopped lurking and get to know folks here. Glad you re-registered!
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
I was looking at the Bradley digital, but decided I didn't want to have to use the bisquette's if I didn't want to. I called the Bradley customer service number and was told that you must use their bisquette's.

I still think I want to go with a digital smoker and that is why I am leaning to the Masterbuilt. Unsure yet if I feel the 40 inch will ever be needed or if the smaller one will be all I'll need.

Thanks for the input. All suggestions are welcomed.

post #16 of 17


I am sure you will do well with whatever you choose. It's not the smoker but the smoke PDT_Armataz_01_30.gif TBS!
post #17 of 17
I love my MES, get it at Sams with a 3 year warrantee, you wont be sorrry.
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