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Newbie Gal from Forida

Joined Jul 16, 2016
Hi all:

Really new to the smoking world.  I love to cook and got inspired after a visit to see a friend a few months ago who had an electric Masterbuilt smoker.  I grew up in Texas and have always loved smoked meats but don't have the time, energy or inclination (my hubby REALLY doesn't) to own one that requires a lot of work.  We live in the Tampa Bay area and decided that the electric smoker was just the ticket for us and bought a 40" Masterbuilt in early June.  So far we have had excellent luck with the few things we have smoked (butt, salmon, brisket and skirt steak).  I have read a ton of threads for each of the meats mentioned and did a fair amount of research (can't help it - it's just who I am).  Have gotten some excellent advice and recipe tips on here.  I was most worried about the brisket and followed some tips to the letter and was rewarded with a wonderful 4th of July feast.  My mom came over last night for the smoked skirt steak and was still talking about the brisket.  Thank you to everyone who posts, includes pics, gives tips and answers questions.  I'm sure I will be reading many more posts and asking questions of my own in very near future.  I know, I know - some people think that electric smoking isn't the "real deal" but it is the only thing that fits into my life.  Happy smoking!  


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 to SMF!

Glad to have you aboard!

Probably 50% of the people on this site have electric smokers.

Check out "Bearcarvers step by steps" all of his recipes were done on a MES.


sota d

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Joined Feb 6, 2015
Welcome to the forum. Lots of nice folks here who are always happy to help. Nothing wrong with electric, I've had a masterbuilt 30 for 3 years and am very happy with it. Happy smokin', David.


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Joined Nov 3, 2011
Welcome from Idaho!!!

A full smoker is a happy smoker


joe black

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Joined Jan 25, 2015
Welcome from SC. It's good to have you on this great site.

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