First attempt with new Christmas present

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by kiddon, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. kiddon

    kiddon Newbie

    From Cincinnati. Just got a 30" MES for Christmas. Seasoned it earlier this week and tried it out for the first time yesterday. I did 3 racks of baby backs at 225 using pecan chips with varying degrees of smoke: 3-2-1, 2-2-1, and 5 with no wrap. My wife and we in lock step with the results. 2-2-1 didn't have enough smoke flavor for us. 3-2-1 was nice and smoky, very tender. 5 unwrapped was our favorite. More tooth to the meat but we would gladly sacrifice a little tenderness for the great smoky flavor.
     
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  2. [​IMG]   Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a chilly and dreary day in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

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  3. lamar

    lamar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Now that was a good idea for a new smoker break-in. Three cooking methods at one time. Nothing like an apples to apples test to find out what you like.

    Enjoy that new smoker and welcome to the forum.
    Lamar
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2016
  4. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

    Points to you for a great choice on your first smoke. Very good and efficient method of figuring out what you like best. 5,hrs unwrapped gets my vote as well.
     
  5. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the group!  That is an awesome first smoke!  I too like the 5 hour no wrap ribs.  I've got two racks going right now.

    Mike
     

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