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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Howdy all, James here.

I just ordered my MES yesterday and I'm excited to get it in, seasoned and smoking! I've never done smoking of any kind, just regular ol' bbq on the grill (both charcoal and gas)

I'll just spend the next few days drooling over the recipes and qview that I've seen around here. :)
post #2 of 22
Welcome to the site James, congrats on getting into the world of smoking!
post #3 of 22

Welcome to SMF, 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

I Would Highly Suggest Reading these posts on Food Safety by bbally.

This thread will tell you basically everything you need to know and the man explaining it is
both a ServSafe Instructor and a HACCP Instructor.


Here you can get the 2009 USDA Food Safety Guide from his site.

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...

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.

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

post #4 of 22
Welcome to SMF, James. Glad you joined us.
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the welcome wishes. I also ordered a digital thermo and bought Jeff's rub and sauce recipes. We're accustomed to "show me" bbq sauce, which I can find in Missouri (God's country) and I also like vinegar and mustard based sauces, not much into sweet sauces, but we'll see!

Any necessities I'm missing?
post #6 of 22
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
post #7 of 22
Welcome to the site!. Your going to love the MES. Great smoker!
post #8 of 22
Oh ya sure you betcha - welcome! (cant stand it when people say that!!!) Welcome to the site James - where in this fine tropical state are you at?
post #9 of 22
Welcome to the SMF James, We are glad to have you onboard
post #10 of 22
Welcome aboard to yet another Minnesotan! Minnesota members must out number members from any other single state on this board. Enjoy the mes and you will find answers to most all of your questions here. icon_smile.gif
post #11 of 22
Hi James,

Welcome from another Minnesotan. I'm quite new to the forum myself. I have a Char-Griller offset smoker. Gonna do some trout this afternoon.

I'm sure you'll enjoy this place. Great people, great ideas, great pics.

post #12 of 22
Welcome from another fellow MN boy. Seems to be a lot of people from MN joining lately. Maybe its because its getting nice out again and people are getting that spring itch to get out and do more stuff. I can't wait to see some qview from your way.
post #13 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks all! I'm probably closer to rbranstner than anyone else. We live in Fergus Falls - just moved here from Kansas in October of last year.
post #14 of 22
First off welcome James to SMF. It sounds like you are well on your way to be an outstanding new member of this fine site. 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 #15 of 22


Welcome to smf, I'm a newbie also, I think you can get fat off of the qview.
post #16 of 22
Welcome to the SMF, the MES are nice smokers, I'm doing a couple corned beef into pastrami a chuck roast and a rack of spare tomorrow in one of mine.
post #17 of 22
Yo jmebonner, excellent choice for your smoker. Welcome aboard SMF, home of many proud MES owners...
post #18 of 22
Welcome to the SMF James, We are glad to have you onboard
post #19 of 22
Welcome, James! You have come to the right place. These guys on this forum are full of information and experience.

post #20 of 22
Howdy, welcome to the SMF!!
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