First Smoker

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Original poster
Oct 23, 2013
HI. My name is Jeannine and for the past few years I've used my Weber grill as a smoker and had pretty good, actually really good luck as it is a great grill to control the temperature. But at last I have my dream...a Masterbuilt New Generation digital smoker. I know...not for the purists but perfect for a person in a community where you can't store wood or have a fire etc etc. Just got it and tested it with a smoked chicken. Love the digital meat probe and have two racks of baby backs waiting to smoke. We now liive in central Florida and love it that there are bbq competitions near by to be enjoyed. I want to learn to really utilize my smoker and turn out goodies to tempt all my neighbors! 

My son in laws both tease me about being a smoking gramma but they love it that now they're going to have to keep up with me. :-)

Just received Jeff's rub and sauce recipes and can hardly wait to try them out.


Legendary Pitmaster
Hello and welcome to SMF! Congrats on the new smoker. 

Just an FYI about those units - never trust the smoker temp reading or the food probe - they are notorious for being off. Get yourself a good thermometer that you know is accurate and check those temps.


AMNPS Test Group
Sep 8, 2011
:welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us! We have over 50,000 members now who just love to share what they know. You've come to the best place on the net to learn and share everything Q!!!


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Jun 13, 2012
Madison, AL
to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! There are several of us that are Smokin' Grannies!  Glad to have you!

We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

If you didn't read the "SMF User Guidelines" .....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per TulsaJeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!


gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Jan 6, 2011
Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything   .........   Congrats on the new smoker, you have to go with what you can. Post some pictures of your smoker and next time you smoke
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Epic Pitmaster
Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

Happy smoken.


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