1/2 butt roast on the mes...first time qview

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by bigbob73, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Got the retrofit installed, and wow, FEED ME.  it likes the pellets.  rubbed in Sucklebusters hog waller.  qview to follow...
  2. First time I was able to get a bark.  The retrofit seemed to make all the difference. took about 2 hours to get thru the plateau, and pulled it at 190°



  3. smokinal

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

    Great looking pork!
  4. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love bark and yours looks very nice, well done
  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    There you go you did it and it looks real good.
  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, gotta love it when the bone falls out. [​IMG]
  7. outlaw44

    outlaw44 Fire Starter

    Dang! Looking good. What retrofit did you add? That's some good lookin bark.
  8. got the larger chip holder.  it really does make a huge difference.  I also left the vent full open at the top and pulled out the chip loader a little.  I'm going to cut out the metal making the loader smaller.  think this will help with airflow.  Also, this was a mix of mostly apple pellets with some hickory added in.
  9. outlaw44

    outlaw44 Fire Starter

    Ahhh, gotcha. I still have the smaller chip holder. Thought I'd give it a shot before calling for the larger or going ahead and getting the AMNS. Happy smoking to ya!
  10. sonnyhad

    sonnyhad Fire Starter

    Did you foil that butt ? Or did you cook it all the way to get that bark? I have some in right now and its about 165 so I'm wondering whether to foil it 

    or let it go. First butt smoke with the MES

  11. No foil, and no water in the pan.  I won't pull the next one till 200°  foil won't hurt it, but may affect the bark.

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