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New to site and to smoking from Arizona


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Nov 23, 2013
Looks like a great site for information and tips especially for newbie like me!

Live in AZ, retired, do a lot of archery hunting and fishing. Have been blessed for sure and get to spend my summers in Oregon fishing trout, kokanee and salmon. Up till now I have always had my wife's cousin who lives there smoke my fish for me (50/50 split). Now I am looking to get a small electric smoker and do my own.

I am sure I will be here frequently looking for help

I will start with this: I travel with a pickup and 28' 5th wheel with a 16' foot Lund in tow. I am thinking I am going to purchase a Masterbuilt 30" Model 20070910, I think I can load and unload it from the pickup easy enough, I have electric hookups most all times, and usually stay at the same spot for at least 2 weeks and am usually on the road for 3-4 months at a time. With all that said, do you think this is going to work out for me? My main objective is smoking fish in camp!


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Welcome to the group!  You'll find that this is a great place to share ideas on smoking, grilling, etc.  There are plenty of folks here who genuinely enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.  The MES30 would probably work well for you...you might also think about some of the similar sized propane smokers...in case you camp somewhere without electrical hookups.



Epic Pitmaster
Joined Oct 7, 2012
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.

I think a MES30  will work out fine. You might want to get a AMNPS to go with it.

Happy smoken.


gary s

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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  ........
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Smoking Fanatic
Joined Nov 23, 2013
Thanks for the welcome! Yep, I was reading about the AMNPS and checked it out on YouTube also. Would need to decide on pellet or sawdust I guess?


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Nov 23, 2013
Thanks for welcome and looking forward to learning as I go. Will be a fun experience I am sure.

As for camping where we don't have electric, it could happen but not very often. My wife enjoys the convenience and I try to keep her happy!

A couple years ago I carried my 3500 Honda generator for 3 months and used it 2 days total. Since then I have left it home on our summer trip. We stay mainly in State Park campgrounds with power and water and when not someone else in our group has a generator if needed.

Typically I fish mornings and hang around camp in the afternoons so I think to smoker will work out great in camp!

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