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BillinTex

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Nov 30, 2022
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I'm a retired newspaper editor from Oregon now ling in Sweetwater, TX. I have a Weber Genesis and a Traeger Pro on the patio, and somewhere in the garage, a Luhr Jensen Little Chief, which hasn't seen much use since I left salmon country. Also have smoke tube.
I'd like to put together a small vertical smoker with precise temperature controller that will allow me to smoke/cure sausages such as Portuguese linguiças and chouriços at low temperatures and maybe someday try a country ham. A guy on my old fishing forum, Ifish, mentioned that he installed an Auber PID on his Masterbuilt and made it a far more precise instrument. Look forward to learning here.
 

Brokenhandle

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Hi, and welcome from Iowa! Add an auber pid and your masterbuilt will be a great smoker! When I added mine it holds within 2 degrees of set point.

Ryan
 

JLeonard

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Welcome from Mississippi. Lots of guys with the mod-ed Electric smokers on here. They'll have you fixed up in no time.
Jim
 
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Brokenhandle

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Great outfit with PID.
Doing sausage as we speak in MES 40
5° outside and it hasn't strayed from 160° - 165°. Love this smoker
I would love somebody near me to want to get rid of a mes 40 for cheap...but no luck yet. Be room for more

Ryan
 

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