1st run with my MES 40... Eureka! ...Now with Q-View added!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by wbrian, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. wbrian

    wbrian Smoke Blower

    Got my MES 40 from Sam's Club a few days ago. Christened it this AM with 3 racks of spares. nothing fancy rub-wise; garlic, onion, salt, pepper and on one rack some KC spicy rub I have. Came out great! Did a 3-2-1. But it was more like 3-3/4 - 2-1. I had a bit of a learning curve getting my AMNPS to stay lit. The lesson? ...RTFM!:biggrin:

    Here's the new smoker...

    Right before I foiled 'em...




    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011
  2. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Good deal.. glad all worked out well... RTFM ? "Read The F'n Manuel" :biggrin:
  3. wbrian

    wbrian Smoke Blower

    Yup.  Clearly says Cherry can be hard to keep lit and to put it on top of Oak or another easier burning pellet...  Could have saved myself 2 hours of frustration!

    Live and lern...

  4. smokinal

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

    The ribs look fantastic!

    Great pullback!
  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Nice Racks!
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    These look great...I got to get a MES...Oh sorry, You did a good job too![​IMG]...JJ
  7. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks like some juicy ribs....Good job.

    I mix oak dust with cherry pellets.

  8. glocksrock

    glocksrock Smoking Fanatic

    Those look tasty, and lots of pullback too. I just got a amnps and cold smoked cheese with some cherry, didn't have a problem staying lit, we'll see how it does with a hot smoke.
  9. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Man, those look great! [​IMG]   Kudos! 
  10. frizzlefry

    frizzlefry Smoke Blower

    What temp did you cook at, and how long did it take?
  11. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great ribs

    They look very juicy [​IMG]


                  Thanks for the Qview
  12. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    nice! that is making me hungry for some ribs!
  13. tiki guy

    tiki guy Smoking Fanatic

    Nice lookin Ribs , Nice New Smoker Too !
  14. berninga87

    berninga87 Smoking Fanatic

  15. wbrian

    wbrian Smoke Blower

    Cooked it at 215.  Did a 3-2-1, but the 3 was more like 3-3/4.  I had trouble using the AMNPS at first and had to keep opening the door, so I went a little longer.  Came out great!


  16. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Job
  17. Ok, I'm going to buy that smoker this weekend.  I need it.
  18. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit


    Looks great, and totally like they should be on my plate!!!  Outstanding results for a 1st try.  You are a pro.

  19. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    They look great just the way I like them....[​IMG]
  20. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great way to break in your new MES

    Yes, cherry pellets can be difficult, and I'm not really sure why???

    I figured this out early on in my testing, but rather than dump the pellets, I figured out a way to make them work.

    Next time, try a mix of Hickory and Cherry

    Now that you have passed your reading test, all your future smokes will be awesome!!


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