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Original poster
Sep 23, 2010
Hi all,

I'm quite new to this site, in fact I just found it today after desperately trying to figure out how to continue using our Masterbuilt electric smoker 20070408 that had given up it's ghost.

Glad I found you though, this seems to be a treasure trough of information. Especially the Frankensmokers I've come across when perusing your site - awesome!

Living in coastal AL, but of German descend, hence I've been using our smoker relentlessly until it conched out for all kinds of sausages, hams, and the ubiquitous ribs and butts now and then. We just can't find the lunch meats we love to eat @here, so besides making our own bread, I've become sort of a butcher over the years. Admittedly that was somewhat of a challenge considering the temps, but funky contraptions (like an upturned metal garbage can to capture cold smoke over our electric unit) worked okay, in winter time at least.

Well, now I don't have to worry about too much heat anymore, as there's none forthcoming. As for smoke, looking forward to try out the Amaz'N'  cold smoke generator. Maybe this element breaking was a lucky thing after all.

Anyway, good to be here!



Meat Mopper
Aug 7, 2010
Kansas City, MO
Welcome aboard. you found the right place to get an answer for your problems. Just ask a question and some one will have an answer, usually pretty quick. I know I have learned some stuff in the short time I have been on here.


Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Mar 12, 2009

First off Welcome Barbara to SMF.  You'll like 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 there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. Now I also smoke alot of good meats that we slice up and make our own lunch meat too. We haven't bought any lunchmeat, bacon, or sausage in about a year now and I don't see any stopping now either So if you need sign up for the E-Course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good methods to use also. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.

Welcome To Your New Addiction


Legendary Pitmaster
SMF Premier Member
Oct 17, 2009
Hendertucky, Nv.
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.


Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
May 1, 2007

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 eCourseE


Fire Starter
SMF Premier Member
Jun 25, 2010
Western MA
Hi Barbara!  

    Welcome! Everyone here is very helpful, they will answer any questions and have great advice. I am also going to order an AmazeN smoker very soon, and I can't wait to try it!      


Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Jun 21, 2007
Hell Barbara, and welcome to the SMF. Interesting introduction, it gives us a little insight about you and your likings. It's all good my friend.


Original poster
Thread starter
Sep 23, 2010
Hi, and thank you all for the great welcome. I couldn't be happier here.

Richoso, I hope you didn't read too much into it 

Hope I'm gonna fit right in, and perhaps learn a thing or two. These days with so much junk sold at premium prices, I'm  trying to recapture old recipes and cooking techniques. And, don't y'all know, if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, LOL.


Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Feb 3, 2009
Central NY
Hello Barbara and welcome to the forums. Anybody with a screenname like Wuerstel is ok in my book!
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