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Hello from MO!


Joined Nov 24, 2010
I live in Kearney, Missouri (birthplace of Jesse James) just north of Kansas City. 

I received an ECB as a service anniversary gift several years ago.  It sat in my garage and did not get used until early last year.  After some frustration with the ECB I found this forum and ended up adding all of the mods to my ECB. Although it is a lot better I still spend a lot of time temp-sitting and I would like to branch into some longer than 4-5 hour smokes.  I am going to Cabelas tonight to purchase a MES 40.  I will be smoking a turkey breast and ribs this weekend.  

I've smoked ribs, turkeys, ham, chicken, trout, and salmon.  My family has graciously agreed to continue allowing me to hone my skills on them.  I guess that means I'm doing ok.

I want to say thank you to all of you on here that have given so much knowlege to us newbies.

Happy smoking!


Smoking Guru
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Joined Sep 25, 2007
Welcome, yes your doing ok if you got the family's support.


Master of the Pit
Joined Feb 10, 2009
Welcome to smf glad to have ya!!! Tons of info here and great members too!!!


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined May 20, 2010
Welcome to SMF,Glad to have you with us.

I will be lookin' forward to some turkey breast Qview this weekend.

Congrats on the MES, I think you will be pleased.


Epic Pitmaster
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Joined Mar 12, 2009

 First off welcome to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are alot of really good folks that would just love to help you with anything to do with smoking. Now we like having new folks here to give a new prospective on some of the ways we do things around here. Now if you are really new then I would suggest that you sign up fir the 5-day E-course it free and it will give you the basics on smoking and a few recipes too. Here's a link to it:


then you will have a method to your newly found madness and believe me it will be a madness. Then when you start smoking things you will have to learn how to post the pictures / Qview 

here. So here's a link to a tutorial on how to post your Qview so we can see what your doing.


Now the next thing you have to do is run out and get something to smoke. Then just smoke it and if you have any questions just post  them here and we will answer all your questions that you might have. Oh yea there's no stupid questions we were all there in the beginning and we just really like to help others enjoy the fabulous smoked foods that we do. So again

Welcome to Your New Addiction  



Master of the Pit
Joined Mar 31, 2010
welcome to SMF its nice to have ya.. Have fun and Happy smoking


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Sep 24, 2009
Welcome to the madness, its always good to hear that others like what ya kick out. 

Im just a little south of ya down close to I 70. 

Its always cool to see others posting that are nearby.

big twig

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Joined Mar 24, 2011
Welcome! There are great people here with a lot of knowledge, personalities, and skills. Can't wait to see some Q-View from you and someone will be along with a link to the great 5 day course for Qing. I have been Qing most of my life and I still got a great read from the lessons. Since I'm watching hockey I'll say LET"S GO CAPS!!!


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Mar 13, 2007
Howdy neighbor, got a brother in Kearney.

Happy smokimg looking forward to some q-view


Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Joined Jul 26, 2009
Welcome to SMF - glad you  are making progress and the family is hanging in there with you


Joined Nov 24, 2010
Thanks to all for the welcomes.  I've taken the 5 day course and I have really been following the forums for a while.  I got my new MES 40 home and put together last night.  I will be seasoning it Friday night and hopefully smoking on Saturday.  I will try to post some q-view. 

Last night my brother just asked me to do the Easter ham for the family.  Great thing is, he is buying the ham!!!


Joined Nov 24, 2010
Oh, and the outlaw Jesse James is not doing to well these days although the whole town does have a week long festival each year to celebrate him.  Complete with mud volleyball, a rodeo, food, dance, and a parade...Go figure!


Master of the Pit
Joined Mar 14, 2011
I to have the MES40 and it is a great smoker. When you get it call Masterbuilt and tell them you want the RETRO KIT for the smoke box. It is FREE and they will send it out to ya quick. They have a great support


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Joined Jun 22, 2009


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


Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Joined May 1, 2007
Great Choice on the MES 40".  You will Love that thing...

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

Also for those of you new to smoking,  Get a good Probe Thermometer as we smoke by Temperature NOT TIME.

A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET-732

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