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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Just purchased a MES found this forum and had to join. Been hunting my whole life. Made a lot of jerky on a dehydrater. My Dad does a lot of smoking. So I decided to give it a shot. Tonight I will make a whole chicken and 6 thighs. on Christmas I will do a turkey. Wish me luck.

Jim biggrin.gif
post #2 of 21
Welcome Jim. A lot of MES owners here, so you are in the right place.
post #3 of 21
Welcome Jammin!

I'm right down the road from you.
I just finished making my brine for chickens I'm smoking for Christmas dinner.
Soak your Chickens or Chicken parts overnight in a brine solution the night before you smoke and you will be blown away by the flavor and juiciness!!

Good luck and remember the qview!!
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks Guys, I did not brine my chickens. But I will on the turkey. I am excited and scared. If the chickens don't go well I will grill the turkey on my weber.

post #5 of 21
Welcome to the forum. I'm across the hill from you. Looking forward to seeing your new smoker in action.
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 

Turkry Size

Wife bought a 20# turkey. I am just reading that is to big. What are your thoughts. Guess I better get some pics. This is like the landcruiser sight. Pics or you are lying. PDT_Armataz_01_19.gif

post #7 of 21
Welcome to SMF - Glad to have you with us
post #8 of 21
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
Good luck on the smoke.
post #9 of 21
First off welcome Jim to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
post #10 of 21
Welcome to the site Jim, good luck on the upcoming smokes.
Might want to see what kind of good "secret" recipes your Dad smokes with and give them a shot with your own personal twist.
post #11 of 21

Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For Those of you New to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.
Click Here it's "FREE"... 5 Day eCourse

Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

How to post Qview to Forum:

When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large IMG setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...

For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial

post #12 of 21
Some say they won't do a 20 pound bird and some do. I spatchcocked a 19 pound turkey and it came out great. Just make sure it gets to 140 degrees within 4 hours.

post #13 of 21
Agree with Bassman. Just take some sheers and along each side of the backbone and spread her out!
It will cook beautifully, may not look traditional but tastes great.
post #14 of 21
Welcome to the SMF Jim,We are glad to have you onboard
post #15 of 21
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #16 of 21
Glad you found this place...I go down your way all the time..over to Platteville.
post #17 of 21
Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
post #18 of 21
Welcome to the family, glad you found us

You will find a ton of good information floating around in here

Don't be afraid to ask questions and remember, the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask.

Check out the 5 day ecourse it is definitely worth it

Good Luck And Happy Smokes
post #19 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the welcomes and comments. I will attempt to spatchcock my turkey. Trying to figure out what to use ie knife, scissors, chainsaw. BTW I belong to a LandCruiser forum that is awesome with info. You guys may rival them. Great site thanks to whoever host it. I will learn the names as I go. icon_cool.gif
post #20 of 21
Howdy & Welcome aboard!!

Nice looking LC!
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