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Originally from New York City ("yo...wassup wit' dat pulled friggin' pawk?") Yup. Different world from SW Florida where I currently reside.

I have lurked around this forum on and off for a few years and I have been very impressed with the helpful and kind natured individuals on this forum that take the time and their experience to help others out and unselfishly impart their accumulated knowledge to other members. Kinda gives one hope.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif You guyz rock!!

I have been mentally masturbating for YEARS about getting my first true smoker. A smoker box in a Weber Genesis just can't do a Q.
Sooooooooo.... what kind of smoker do I need that will fit my bill? As much of an appreciation I have for this particular gastronomic art in its purist form, I must concede that I do not have the time to babysit a charcoal or propane unit. I have been very intrigued by the electric units out there, in particular the MES. BUT...with all of the electrical and door sealing issues, I have been quite reluctant.

Now I have been reading of these NEWER units ( MES model # 20070710) at Sam's (not presently a member and is wondering about that first time tryout thingie) and at Cabelas. I may very well jump on one of these newer units due to replaceable elements and other significant mods that I seem to think will be of great benefit to newer consumers. Someone was listening at Masterbuilt.

Any further guidance would be most welcomed and thanks for the warm and cordial welcome.
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Welcome Insight, I do believe you are the first member to join in the new year.
Congrats and again, welcome. You may not realize it yet but you have won a prize, the gift of the free knowledge of everyone on this site and a guaranteed spot in the smoked food addiction ward PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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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.

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 #4 of 13
Welcome to the SMF and Happy New Year.
post #5 of 13
You can actually turn out some pretty decent Q on a Weber Genesis. First you need to remove the front flavorizer bar so you can see the actual flame. Then you need to eat a can of corn or any vegetable you prefer. Next you you fill the can with wood chips and prop it up-right on the actual burner. The smoke lasts about 2 hours so I keep 2 cans in rotation. It does get a little tricky tilting the grate to gain access to the can but the grill gets back up to temp pretty quickly. I have smoked several butts and alot of ribs this way. To get the temp at 250 I only use the front burner set around medium heat. Once you get it dialed in it hold pretty well.
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Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
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Welcome to SMF. It's a great place to be!
post #8 of 13
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.
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hello my name is ugaboz and i work in kansas city kansas
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First off welcome Insight to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are a bunch 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. Now that you have finally desided to join us here it's nice to have you. So Welcome.
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Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
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Howdy & Welcome!!
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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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