Hi from St Joseph, Missouri

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by stjoeguy1122, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. I am ready to try my hand at cabnet smoking . .  I received a Masterbuilt 30" Electric Smoker for Christmas and not sure where to begin . . I have several pounds of Deer meat (had a great harvest this year)  . . . I kept a couple of back straps and loins whole, along with making some summer sausage and jerky . . . . I would also like to do a brisket or beef roast, pork roast, pheasent, quail, goose . . pretty much anything that is served on my table I would like to try in the smoker.

    One of the things I have noticed that most of the recipes are for BBQ type smokers . .  I could use any/all advice on using my cabnet smoker . .Rub or not to rub, marinade or not to marinade, what to put in water tray or when not to use water tray, cooking temps, cooking times, what wood chips and added when, can or shouldn't smoke different meats together . .

    I'm a newbie so please give me some helpful advice


  2. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome. To SMF ! You should check out the free 5day e-course . It will help a lot.
  3. have just signed up for it . . . already recived first email
  4. sam3

    sam3 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome Bob. I'm heading back to St. Joseph this November for another archery hunt. Beautiful country out there.

    Happy smoking!
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  6. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Hi Bob,

     Welcome to SMF! I have used the MES 40 for close to 3 years and you can do pretty much anything on it that you can do on any other smoker .

    Except Crisp up bacon or chicken skin. The MES limits out at 275 degrees and it talkes a bit more heat to crispify ( My word) .

     whenever i smoke a fatty or yard bird i either finish on a hot pit or under the broiler.
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you aboard!
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Bob!

    Lots of MES users here to help you out.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  9. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF Bob. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I think you will enjoy the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.
  10. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member


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