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Hello from sunny CA!!!


Joined Aug 4, 2016
hey guys and gals!

The name is Steve. I'm born and raised in CA here in L.A.. just bought myself a Masterbuilt Pro because one of my bucket list items is to smoke bbq my own meats for friends and family. 

i know absolutely nothing about smoking besides what research i have done online, and if anything more questions have arisen that answers.

brisket- fat side up or down?

is it ok to cook 3 briskets at a time?

when measuring temp, do i check center? hi? low? 

meat placement. going to do attempt 3 briskets and a pork shoulder. how do i arrange?


I've already seasoned the smoker per instructions of manufacturer. any help and advised is appreciated.


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Hi Steve!

  to SMF!

Glad to have you aboard!

Use the search & type in "brisket".

A ton of threads will come up.


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