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Rookie Smoker from S. Indiana


Joined Jan 2, 2014
Hi all,

Just got my first smoker a few weeks back and wanted to look for some forums to be able to interact and get some advice periodically.

Smoker: it is a MES 30" with window version.

I have grilled a lot in the past and wanted to really start getting into smoking. Smoking wise, my father has a BGE and I have smoked some ribs, pork chops and a bacon wrapped sausage.

I hope to get some good advice as I have done Brauts and a Boston Butt on this smoker and going to adventure into other types of meat soon.



Master of the Pit
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Joined May 30, 2007
Glad you joined us nicholbr, congrats on the new MES and :welcome1: from North Dakota!


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Joined Feb 3, 2013
Welcome Nich!

Happy you joined the forum. You might start off with the free Jeff's 5 day E Course that give you a good base knowledge of smoking.  AND.. its free. 

Your MES is a great unit.  You're going to love it.  We also have a MES group here with lots of great information on the care and operations of your smoker



Thread starter
Joined Jan 2, 2014
Thanks All,

For Christmas I actually got Jeff's Smoking meats book.Been reading it and getting ideas for different items to test out. Also starting to keep a journal of what I have been smoking so I can go back and look at what I tried at what temp and results so I can tweak my methods.

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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