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Hello from Baton Rouge, La

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Just stopping by to say hello. I joined the forum a few days ago and have already learned a lot. I got Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse for Christmas and found this site while looking for some pointers on it. I've been smoking for about a year with an Orion Smoker, which I liked but wanted more control so I opted for an electric smoker. We'll see how it goes. I just put three racks of Baby Back Ribs in the smoker and will do a Qview thread later tonight, that is, if all goes well. Thanks to all for the advice so far.
post #2 of 27
Welcome friend. It is good to have you here.
post #3 of 27

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.
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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 #4 of 27
Baby back, one of my favs. Welcome and happy smoking
post #5 of 27
Welcome to SMF - glad to have you here - look forward to the qview
post #6 of 27
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #7 of 27
Welcome, hopefully you like your new MES, there are tons of MES users here. I'm sure you'll find your fair share of insight into what seems to be a wonderful smoker.
post #8 of 27
Welcome Punisher.
Good luck on the ribs, looking forward to some tasty Qview.
post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 
I'm not sure if my MES is the same as most on here, mine doesn't have the window that I see on a lot of the one's on here. I'm smoking my baby backs now and the only problem I've had so far is the thermometer not reading right. I stuck an oven thermometer in there and the one that came with the smoker is a good bit off. I smoked for the first hour and half with the temp at about 250 when the smoker thermometer said about 220. I've since corrected the temp and hope all goes well from here on out. Thanks for all the kind welcomes from everyone.
post #10 of 27
Some of the MES's don't have a window on them.
As for the temp gauge, the good majority of smokers out there don't come with a reliable one so unless you get lucky (mine is spot on on my sNp) you should never go by it.

With your ribs you don't even really need to probe them as long as you know you have a steady temp in the smoker.
Ribs and precooked hams are a few of the things I never put a probe in.
If you follow the 3-2-1 or 2-2-1 (depending on what you are doing) then you should have perfectly cooked delicious ribs.
To test for doneness towards the end of the smoke I like to pull on a bone or grab 2 bones and pull them apart, if the meat begins to easily tear they are done.
Others pull when the meat has pulled back about 1/4" from the bone.

As for temps, I normally run mine at 225-250 but some folks will smoke as low as 200 in their smoker though 225-250 is pretty much the standard.
post #11 of 27
Thread Starter 
I am using the 2-2-1 method and I'm trying to keep the temp of the smoker about 235-240. I just started the 2 hour foil wrapped stage and so far things are looking, and smelling great! Can't wait til dinner time!!!
post #12 of 27
Welcome from St. Francisville. Geaux Tigers!
post #13 of 27
Thread Starter 
I'm pulling for the Tigers for sure, but I'm a die hard Gator fan, and I know I'm a little bit out of place. Leaving tomorrow for the Sugar Bowl, looking forward to that for sure.
post #14 of 27
Aheeee! Howdy neighbor! A few of us on here from LSU country.
post #15 of 27
Greetings and Welcome to the 'community'.

Enjoy your stay at
Settle in and have fun.
Any questions, plenty of experts... and make yourself at home.
post #16 of 27

Denham springs here and GEAUX TIGERS!!!
post #17 of 27
First off welcome 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 #18 of 27
welcome on there punisher, never can have enough GATOR fans around,, i know how you feel living in LSU country and being a GATOR i'm stuck here in MIAMI being a GATOR
this site is a blast
post #19 of 27
Thread Starter 
Good to see there are other GATOR Fans here!!!! Can't wait til the Sugar Bowl tomorrow!!! GO GATORS!!!!
Oh yeah, the ribs are looking awesome!! Finaly got my temp lined out and things have been smooth sailing since then.
post #20 of 27
Welcome to SMF. I have an Orion Cooker also, I like it and use it quite a bit!
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