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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by boomer33, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. boomer33

    boomer33 Newbie

    New to the site and a rookie to smoking.  I've been smoking for about 3 months on a Masterbuilt 30 Electric Smoker.  Living in Cloquet, MN (northeast part of the state) so I wanted something insulated that I can hopefully use in the winter.  So far I've smoked pork butt, brisket, spare ribs, ham, and chicken quarters.  Definitely learning as I go!  Next up I'd like to try some cold smoked cheese, so any advice/instruction would be great.  Looking forward to learning from experienced smokers on the site!  Thanks in advance.
     
  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC. It's good to have you on this great site.
     
  3. I too have an electric masterbuilt smoker. Do all sorts of smoking in it and love that thing. Keep mine in our garage and just crack the garage doors when smoking 😆 We don't mind if everything in the garage smells like smoked meat ha! However I mostly cold smoke and for that my friend you need to purchase the side box. It's a beast and totally worth the money, it bellows smoke compared to the tray and you only have to fill the chimney every 4-6 hrs. Verses every hour with the tray. Yes, you can set the temperature of the main box well below 90° But smoke doesn't really generate at the low temperatures needed to cold smoke and any heat source inside the box technically defeats the purpose of cold smoking. (Especially with cheese)

    *Another thing to note if you haven't already, and decide to try cold smoking meats...HIGHLY recommend you using curing salts when cold smoking meats. The environment in a cold smoke chamber is hospitable for bacteria growth and can be deadly. Curing salts themselves are also a serious and potentially dangerous matter so brush up on them to keep yourself and loved ones safe. Good luck to you! You will get lots of info on here!
     
  4. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]To SMF hope you enjoy the sight to help you get around the sight read Initial Greetings on front page it contains a lot of information on how to get around the sight. There is also a search engine on the top of the front page to the web sight.
     
  5. Welcome to the site, and don't forget Cold Smoking some of that good fish up there!
     

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