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new to the world of smoking


Joined Dec 31, 2013
Just wanted to stop in and say hello to everyone.

My name is Chuck and this will be my first experience with smoking. I have a couple of co-workers who have been doing it for a while and I really wanted to give it a try. My wife got me a Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite 30" electric smoker for Christmas so I am trying to learn as much as I can before I start my first project.

I am from Ohio so my first experience will be using the smoker out in below freezing temps. I'm hoping to have everything ready to do a pork butt this weekend and so I am looking through the forum for good advice and recipes.


Master of the Pit
Joined May 12, 2013
Hello Chuck and Welcome to our addiction.  A word of warning: There is no 12 step program for this one!  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!


gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
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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Legendary Pitmaster
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Joined Feb 9, 2009
Hi Chuck...welcome aboard!  Congrats on that new smoker!  Be sure to post some shots of it in action...we love to see your qview!

Good luck and happy smoking!



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Joined Feb 3, 2013
Welcome to the forum Chuck!

You ve come to the best place for great information on smoking and many other types of cooking! Many friendly people here that love to help.  Also make the search button your best friend. There are over a million post in this forum. That powerful information on a vast array of subjects right at your fingertips.


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