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First smoke ever


Joined Oct 16, 2016
My wife came home with a bluetooth mes 30 in october. I have never smoked meat before so i hit up google for some info. Found this site and tons of info on my new smoker and best way to use it. I ordered the amnps, a maverick et-732 and pellets. I finally unboxed the smoker, put it together and seasoned it friday afternoon. So i went out saturday and got a 9lb butt and used a dry rub recipe i found on here on it. Started the mes up at 1:00a.m sunday morning. Butt went in about 1:30a.m and came out at about 3:30p.m. I wrapped it in foil and towels and put it in a cooler for 2hrs to rest. I made a finishing sauce that i also found on here . The end result was awsome. My family loved it. Thank you all so much for this site and great info you guys have shared.


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Your PP looks fantastic!

Great job for your first smoke!

Point to you Sir!



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Joined Sep 23, 2016
Sounds like you've got the essentials and turned out some great looking Q!

Something sounds fishy here......Ones wife does not just come home with a smoker.....Please explain how I can train my wife to walk in the door with a new smoker???? She has a sh*t fit when I even mention the thought of a new smoker or anything smoker related!

I suppose walking past 3 smokers and 3 grills in the garage to her car will cause that type of reaction!



Joined Oct 16, 2016
She found it on sale for $199 and we had previously talked about getting some type of smoker. So I guess the price was right so she picked it up. I don't ask questions I just live here lol.


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Joined Sep 25, 2007
Looks great

and the
go to the wife 
for picking up the smoker!

gary s

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  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a cold and rainy day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about everything.  Look Like a pro to me ???


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