New guy from Gulfport, Ms. on the beach!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by zeek, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. zeek

    zeek Newbie

    Hi folks....just a quick intro.  I just purchased my first smoker.  Its a Masterbuilt 30 inch Electric Digital Stainless Steel Smokehouse with RF remote.  I just purchased it yesterday and after the 3 hour break in, I proceeded to smoke a 12 lb turkey.  I should say proceeded to immolate it!.....It was so bad that I threw the entire bird in the garbage.  I followed the directions for smoking a turkey that was included in the instruction manual but no luck.  Also, this unit comes equipped with a built in internal thermometer but either I stuck it in the bird wrong, or it is malfunctioning.  I will test it out later.  

    Anyway, this site was recommended by a member of another forum, so here I am.  Eager to let the education begin!

  2. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello Daniel

    Welcome to the forum.  We are happy you are here.  We have a huge number of Masterbuilt folks here. Be sure to join the Masterbuilt Group for tips on the care and feeding of your unit. 

    It's unusual that your first smoke turned out so badly on a Masterbuilt. You didn't specify why it was bad. Under cooked? Over Cooked? Bad flavor? 

    Another note is the meat probe that came with your units is... I hate to say it... junk. They are nitoriuos for being way out of calibration. Most of us have given up and now use the Maverick 2 probe thermometers. 

    I'll send you a private message with a link to this site for a step by step on smoking a turkey.  Bet we can figure out what went wrong. 

  3. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC, Daniel. This is a great site with lots of good folks. Who are always eager to share their ideas and tips. All you have to do is ask and keep reading.

    Good luck and good smoking, Joe.
  4. [​IMG]   Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a cloudy and chilly day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything. 


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