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Hello from Colorado!

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone, I am new to the "Smoking" world so please bear with me and my questions. I have wanted a MES for a couple of years now and have read and researched them to the point of of exhaustion. My poor husband hears about smoking this and smoking that, tried smoking on the propane BBQ (worked ok, but it wasn't my MES), tried the little weber kettle charcoal grill, made my own from Alton Browns instructions etc...But it wasn't what I needed and wanted sooooo bad....The MES! Well the hubby and friends did a trip to Cabela's this last Saturday, I asked him to PLEASE look at the smokers there and especially the Masterbuilt so he could give me his opinion, after all it is alot of money on something I don't know much about. Well guess what he came home with???? MY MES! I HAVE ONE!!!! OMG!! I am soooo excited about it and not one of my friends understands my excitement. The hubby found "it" in the bargain cave and it had one little scratch on it and they had marked it down from $299.00 to $175.00! Score a home run for the husband. Anyway Saturday night I was out on my deck at 11:00 pm firing her up to get it cured, and running up to the Safeway at midnight to find something the "Smoke". Made a run to Costco on Sunday and found a brisket that I am going to try on Easter...keep your fingers crossed. I am putting some chicken on today and I will see what happens. I just had to share my excitement with people who understand the love of a good smoke. I have watched and read threads from this forum for the past couple of years and have learned more than I think, this is a nice group of people and I look foward to chatting about my sucess's and failures. Whooo who I have my smoker! Oh my husband knows me so well, he couldn't have given me anything better in the whole world. Thanks for listening to me rant, but I am so excited.
post #2 of 22
Congrats on the new smoker, I just started smoking myself and had my first attempt this past Sunday. I suggest if you haven't already take the 5 day course and read through as many post as you can, alot of good info.

Welcome to SMF

post #3 of 22
Welcome to the SMF Lynn, We are glad to have you onboard

and have fun in your smoking adventures PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #4 of 22
Nice score, great price too!!What area of Colorado are you from?
post #5 of 22
Great story, I'm glad you finally got what you wanted. Welcome to the forum.
post #6 of 22
Welcome to SMF Lynn. I haven't seen anyone as excite as you in a long time. You'll laove it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now it sounds like you have been doing your homework on your new smoker. Oh yea Congrats on it too. Now you say that you are smoking some yard bird today. Well good luck with it and if you need help just ask and we will be here ready to answer any question you may have. So Welcome again.
post #7 of 22
Lynn welcome to SMF glad you decided to join in. Congrats on the new MES I hope you have lots of great smokes out of it. There are no dumb questions here so anything you need to ask go ahead. I hope you have the camera ready because we'll be ready for some Qview. Have fun and happy smoking
post #8 of 22
Welcome to the forum Lynn, glad you joined. I thought you might have been from south Louisiana as long winded as that was. If my wife was to buy me the smoker I want, I would be talking up a storm too. Well glad you joined us here and as Pineywoods said, get the camera ready we like qview.
post #9 of 22
Hello Lynn, and welcome to the smoking world at SMF. Your enjoyment will increase by double fold, thanks to your husband and your MES. It's all good my friend.
post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
Ha,ha, no I am not from Louisiana but I can go on and on about the things I love...don't get me started on my little dog's, they will be sitting right beside me tonight watching the "thin blue smoke" coming from my MES, knowing there is a treat in there for them also. I know my husband wanted me to find something else as a hobbie other than dogs ( I had to sign a statement I wouldn't get anymore) so now he's happy about the smoking hobbie and all the good eats...until I try to start smoking the pancakes on Sunday morning!
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post #12 of 22

Ha, ha

Welcome Lynn, to smf, can't wait to see some of your qview, I'm new to smokin, and my wife thinks I'm obsessed with this site, but I haven't heard any complaints about the food.
post #13 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 #14 of 22
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
post #15 of 22
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
post #16 of 22
Welcome aboard, and HEY to another Coloradoan!
I guarantee you will be understood here - you've found your new home away from home!
post #17 of 22
Welcome to SMF, Lynn. Glad you joined us.
post #18 of 22
Welcome to the forum. You'll learn all you need to know right here. I used to live in Burland Ranchettes by Pine Junction years ago. I'm quite familiar with your area. Congrats on your new smoker.
post #19 of 22
Hi, another welcome from Colorado. I have learned a lot from the folks here. You will enjoy

post #20 of 22
Yo Lynn, so kewl to read your enthusiasm for learning to smoke and I happen to think you have great taste in choosing your first smoker a MES, as a fellow MES owner. Looking forward to you sharing your new smoke adventures, and successes...

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