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Newbie in Waterford, MI

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Thread Starter 
Hello folks,

Just got my first smoker, a 30" black MES, last week, and hit the ground running this past week with a smoked pork butt, some ribs and wings, a smoked ham and a couple fatties, then a brisket and another pork butt tomorrow. Yes, I like to dive right in and see what happens with my food experiments. I read quite a bit beforehand though, so I didn't really screw anything up too badly yet. :-)

Anyways, saw this forum for newbies, thought I'd toss my .02 in, and get started reading the forums. I live in Waterford, MI. and in addition to my new hobby of smoking, I also enjoy craft micro-beers, fixing and restoring pinball machines, and NHL hockey. Drop a line if you're in the area and have some advice or like to play pinball.

Mick
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Mick welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Congrats on the new smoker sounds like you jumped right into it. Don't forget we like qview icon_mrgreen.gif
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Thread Starter 
Qview? I assume you mean pics of my efforts to date? If so, then here are pics of my first ever smoking attempt of a pork butt.
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post #4 of 17
Looks good but what temp did you take it to?
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Welcome to the Board!!! Thanks for coming along.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #6 of 17
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My thermo read 180 when I took it out. I let it sit on the counter for a 1/2 hour uncovered before shredding.
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Welcome

Have you tried the cooler and towel method?
post #8 of 17
Welcome Mick. I like your style, jus kind of jump in and make an attempt and cross your fingers.
I have done many a smoke with not real frame of reference, spice it up and just kind of go with the flow.
Just smoke it up and smoke it up and see how things go.
Great that you joined up on the site, no doubt that you will learn a lot and I'm sure contribute a lot as well.
Happy smokes
post #9 of 17
Welcome,glad ya found us
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Nice to have ya Mick. Looks like you've got a handle on the Mes, Good luck
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Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us. smile.gif
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Hello Mick and welcome to the SMF family. Glad you joined us. Wow, you really jumped right in! Nice Q-view. Congrats on your new MES, looks like your gonna get good use outa it!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Welcome, have fun!
post #14 of 17
Welcome to SMF Mick!
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
Not yet, I am working up to various techniques. It's on my list to do though.
post #16 of 17
Welcome to SMF. Glad to have you here
post #17 of 17
Hello Mick... welcome to the SMF forum.

Those butt pictures make me hungry icon_wink.gif

Don
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