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Just wanted to introduce myself.  I am new to this whole "smoking" world.  I just bought myself an electric Masterbuilt smoker, so I can't wait to see how the foods turn out.  I bought myself a couple of books of "How to Smoke" and now realized that's a waste, now that I know about this seems very informative and everyone is so enthusiastic about helping each other with "smoking" issues.....

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welcome to the forum

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Welcome to SMF Sandra. We have a number of MES users here so you'll find all kinds of different tips and tricks. Which MES did you get- the 30 or the 40?


Lots of great recipes are here too!



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welcome to SMF!

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I got the 30 inch.  That seems like sufficient space to do alot of cooking at the same time...

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Originally Posted by sandra007 View Post

I got the 30 inch.  That seems like sufficient space to do alot of cooking at the same time...

You do know that some time down the road you'll wish that had the 40-but then that will just give you an excuse to get another MES!!

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Welcome again, Sandra!

Originally Posted by Dutch View Post

You do know that some time down the road you'll wish that had the 40-but then that will just give you an excuse to get another MES!!

HAH-HAH-HAH!!! I guess that's why I went from my little GOSM (which served me well for 5 years, and still does, btw) to acquiring the SNP 40" horizontal 21 months ago (on sale for $100.00), to my kids buying me the Smoke Vault 24" for Father's Day last spring (by this time, they knew where my interest really are), to as of late, the Brinkmann Gourmet Charcoal, again on sale (just had it's second smoke last weekend and finished the coal pan mods yesterday).


Sandra, as you mentioned, there are tons of friendly folks here who are more than willing to help anyone who asks. Books give pretty basic info and aren't really a good source of info for smoking, IMO. This forum has info from those who have been put on the spot, and had to figure out the ins and outs of their type of smoker, and/or the particular type of cut/species they were cooking. The manufacturers instructions for a smoker are pretty generic from what I've seen thus far. Just enough info to get you really confused.


Anyway, glad you found us, Sandra!





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 First off welcome Sandra to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are alot of really good folks that would just love to help you with anything to do with smoking. Now we like having new folks here to give a new prospective on some of the ways we do things around here. Now if you are really new then I would suggest that you sign up fir the 5-day E-course it free and it will give you the basics on smoking and a few recipes too. Here's a link to it:

then you will have a method to your newly found madness and believe me it will be a madness. Then when you start smoking things you will have to learn how to post the pictures / Qview 

here. So here's a link to a tutorial on how to post your Qview so we can see what your doing.

Now the next thing you have to do is run out and get something to smoke. Then just smoke it and if you have any questions just post  them here and we will answer all your questions that you might have. Oh yea there's no stupid questions we were all there in the beginning and we just really like to help others enjoy the fabulous smoked foods that we do. So again


Welcome to Your New Addiction

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Welcome to SMF, glad you joined us !!!

I have a 30 and a 40 MES, and few others..... you will find this is a great addiction with plenty of us around to get you putting out great meals, Congrats in the MES !!!

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Welcome to SMF Sandra! Glad to have you as a new addict to Smoking!

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Welcome to SMF!!! I just started smoking too! These guys really know what they are talking about! They already got me through my first cooking endeavor!!

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Welcome to the SMF forum Sandra.  I hope we can feed your soon to be addiction with reverence & care.  We will do our best to make you a full blown smoker in the shortest time possible.  When you start having dreams of new ways of smoking pork, beef & chicken, yearning for that TBS, they you will have arrived at your destination.  Ask all the questions you need to & prepare to become a camera expert as qview drives the world of SMF.  Welcome, have fun & enjoy.

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Hello Sandra, and welcome to the SMF. Also congrats on the new MES. It's all good my friend.

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