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Rookie Smoker from Southern CT


Joined Nov 15, 2013
Hi Smokers,

   I am Joe from Bridgeport. CT...relatively new to the smoking world, however I have been enjoying smoked products all my life from the various Eastern European butchers (Hungarian, Slovenian, Polish, etc) in the Bridgeport area (as my size would attest).

   Picked up a Masterbuilt 30" Electric smoker about a year ago, granted it is not like some of the fantastic pieces of equipment I have seen on this site, but it has exceeded my expectations so far.  I am surprised by the amount of smoke it actually produces you just have to make sure to keep adding the chips to it.

   So far I have done mostly ribs, pork butt, fresh (home-made) kielbasa, chicken wings and chicken jerky (mostly for my German Shepherd) but this last spring smoked about a dozen fresh rainbow trout my brother and I caught and they were delicious.  Right now I am experimenting with some chestnuts

   I am glad to find this online site where I can read some stories from the more experienced among you and try some of your ideas out for myself.

  Thanks a lot...


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.

If you will add a AMNPS to your MES it will make life much better.

Happy smoken.


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.   ........
[/h1][h1]  [/h1][h1]Gary[/h1]


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Hey Joe...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.

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