Newbie from Illinois

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by football442, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. football442

    football442 Newbie

    I am new to all of this and I have already learned a lot from this forum. I am a retired football coach, exploring new hobbies.  Last week I purchased a Masterbuilt 40 (new generation) at Sams and look forward to getting started.  Today it is -8 degrees in Illinois and I am wondering if I should be trying to use my new smoker? It is evident that there are a lot of knowledgeable meat smokers out there.  I appreciate all of you who are sharing that knowledge! .  Once again thank you for all of your help.
  2. [​IMG]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.   



  3. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF Football and were glad to have you aboard so join in, share your experiences, have some fun and don’t forget to post our favorite………

    The Qveiw

    Happy smoking

  4. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome from Canada!


    Yes, there is a lot to learn from this forum. I started smoking when I retired late in 2012 and I would have been doomed with these forums and kind members.

    As for smoking in the cold with an electric smoker, I smoke in the Canadian Rockies and have smoke at -26 C (-16 F) by putting up a wind block for my electric Bradley smoker. Just make sure that you preheat well and you shouldn't have any problems. It is also the perfect time to cold smoke cheese or bacon!

  5. football442

    football442 Newbie

    Thanks for the cold weather info Disco. Time to get smoking!
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Absolutely! Make sure you keep warm too!

  7. java

    java Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome, and as Disco said, its the perfect time of year for smoking cheese and bacon!

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