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First I want to thank the person that alerted me to SAMS having the new 40" Masterbuilt Electric Smoker. I called the Buckner store and they had 8 in stock on Wed. They now have 7. PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif I seasoned it yersterday evening and preped some baby back ribs last night according to the instructions outlined in the forums. I can't wait to get them going today. I plan on using Hickory and maybe some apple chips for the first 2 hours in the 2-2-1 process. I have been using a barrel type for years but was curious about the electric smokers because of this forum. It is all your fault, SMF. I do have a couple of questions (actually a lot) but that will come later, Do I leave the damper open or closed during the cook? Also, do you use the water pan for ribs? Thanks for the forum and hoping to post some pictures soon.

Thanks again,
post #2 of 11
Welcome to SMF, James. Glad you joined us.
post #3 of 11
Welcome to SMF. It's a great place to be!
post #4 of 11
Welcome to SMF James. Yeah, we kind of get the blame for a lot of things but it's all good.

As to your questions about the damper and the use of the water pan for ribs, I suggest you post those questions in the Electric Smoker section of the forum. There are a lot of watt-burners that use the MES smoker that will be more than happy to answer your MES related questions.

post #5 of 11
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Thanks Dutch

I will post on the Electric Smoker section.

post #6 of 11
Hi James
Welcome to SMF - glad to see you are up and running with the MES
Lot's of folks here with that unit so post away and it will get lots of answers
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Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

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

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post #8 of 11
James. you're starting out on the good foot by joining the SMF. It's all good my friend.
post #9 of 11
Welcome to the forum, If they talked you into the MES from Sam's I (happily) regret to inform you that they are going to talk you into a billion more things that you absolutely must smoke in that bad boy.

Welcome to the addiction and the support group all in one!
post #10 of 11
Howdy & Welcome!!
post #11 of 11
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks here and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.icon_smile.gif
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