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Hello From Missouri


Joined Jan 14, 2014
Newbie here. I've been a big fan of tastey smoked meat and cheese for a long time, but just bought my first smoker, a MES 40. After reading a bunch of reviews I decided to go with the model that has the controls on the top back with the vent on top. I also purchased the A-MAZ-N Pellet smoker. The Mes 40 just arived yesterday and still waiting on the AMZNP so I haven't smoked anything yet. I've got a ton to learn but I'm confident I can find and learn what I need here.

A little about me. I was born and raised in MO and will probably die here. I live in the country on 10 acres in East Central Missouri and work in the Military Aerospace industry as a Mechanical Engineer in St. Louis. Been married for 32 yrs and have 2 grown daughters and 5 grandchildren (all boys). My hobbies include hunting and fishing, shooting firearms and building AR rifles. I/we also are a hobby breeder of English Mastiffs.

Looking forward to being a member.
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Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined May 30, 2007
Glad you joined us BowhunterJohn, congrats on the new MES and :welcome1: from North Dakota!

gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined 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.   
[/h1][h1]  [/h1][h1]Gary[/h1]


Legendary Pitmaster
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Joined Jul 16, 2008
Welcome to our World , John . We hope you decide to take  up residence here as a regular and become part of the Family.

Have fun and as always . . .


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Jul 7, 2010
  John, welcome to the forum from S.W. Missouri. I also have an MES 40 and AMNPS. I hope you like yours as much as I like mine.



Legendary Pitmaster
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Joined Feb 9, 2009
Hello John and welcome to the group!  Glad you joined us.  Congrats on that new MES...lots of members here use those, so there will always be plenty of help and advice when you need it.

Have fun and happy smoking!


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