New Smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by valleyjim, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. New smoker here, my name is Jim and want to say hi to all, been enjoying reading all your posts.

    I'm an Old Cape Codder now living in Northeast Florida and 75 years old.

    After researching smokers I bought the

    Masterbuilt 30" Electric Smoker Model 20070411 with window and remote.

    As I said I'm new to smoking so if I ask some stupid questions in the future bare

    with me I'm a old man trying to learn the art of smoking and from reading all the posts you all

    have the knowledge.

    The smokers temperatures where I'll be mostly cooking I

    tested the smoker temperature with my Maverick Remote Thermometer ET-73 

    masterbuilt smoker temperatures were about 5-7 degrees higher at different temperatures

    but all in all just fine.

    Plenty big enough as there's just two of us 

    Shipping was excellent, no damage or missing parts and was 

    easy to put together 20 minutes.

    Everything seems to be working just fine.

    The wood chips start smoking just fine at low temperature 175*.

    I read in posts that they don't at low temperature, but mine seems ok.

    Seasoned it but haven't done any food yet, will be soon. Looking forward to

    making and smoking some Pastrami soon.

    Made 2 sausage holders of 3/4" oak dowel as I plan on smoking

    some Lingucia sausage after I learn a little more.
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF Jim! Glad to have you with us!

    Sounds like your all setup & ready to go. 

    Lot's of sausage makers on here to help you with your Lingucia!
     
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hello Jim, and welcome aboard!  Glad you joined our smoking family.  I don't make sausage myself, but good luck with it, and I know that when you need advice, you'll get it from some of the guys who are real experts. 
     
  4. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Welcome to SMF. looking forward to your input. i do recommend the free e-course on here
     
  5. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

    You are going to fit in just fine...
     
  6. [​IMG] We love answering questions here and we love lots of pictures too.
     
  7. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF and your new addiction. All good advice above...suggest using the handy dandy search bar above to read up on any thing you're thinking of smoking. Loads of informative posts with Qview to steer you in the right direction. Check out SmokinAls pastrami....a work of art indeed
     
  8. [​IMG]  Jim, Welcome to SMF. Glad to have ya aboard.

    If you got questions then these good folks got answers

    and don't mind giving them at all. Remember the only "dumb" question

    is the one you don't ask. [​IMG]

    Again, Welcome and

    Happy Smokin'

    Mike
     
  9. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

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  10. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Welcome..

    This site has tons of info.

    I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

    Have a great day!!!

    Craig

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/wiki/about-jeffs-5-day-ecourse
     
          Make bacon the easy way!!

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/109368/more-easy-made-bacon-with-q-view#post_666451

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/82034/how-to-post-qview-to

    -smf
     
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Jim!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  12. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF Jim, you'll love it here.
     
  13. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    welcome to SMF its nice to have ya... Have fun and Happy smoking
     
  14. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  15. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Jim [​IMG]  to SMF - glad you are here with us
     
  16. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    Hello and [​IMG]  to SMF [​IMG]  Jim great to have you with us!
     
  17. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome good to have you with us here at SMF !
     
  18. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Jim


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