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New to Smoking


Joined Feb 24, 2014
Hi, my name is Marlies and I live in Connecticut.  I purchased a Masterbuilt Electric 30" inch smoker and have used it a few times.  I'm new to the smoking world and have had a few successes on an old Char broil off set smoker.  I have made a pork loin and chicken breasts which came out well.  I tried a brisket for the first time this weekend and had problems.  I never achieved a "bark" not sure if it is because I should have added water/juice to the pan for a more moist smoke.  I did marinate overnight and then added a rub before smoking.  Could use any tips as to what I did wrong.  I do see that this smoker seems to run about 20 degrees hotter than it states so I'm still in the adjustment curve of my smoking path.

gary s

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 6, 2011
Hello Marlies, 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. 
[/h3][h1]  [/h1][h1]Gary[/h1]


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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...
Happy smoken.

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