First smoke on MES - not diappointed

Discussion in 'Pork' started by cincyque, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. cincyque

    cincyque Newbie

    Did my first smoke today with new MES. Baby backs came out very nice. I used two loads of hickory chips during the smoke and they were a little over-smoked. I'll cut back to just a couple of chunks next time.

    The MES performed exceptionally well. Very consisistent termperature control. Kept within 10 degress +/- of set temperature throughout the smoke. Pull out shelves make tending the meat quite easy.

    I made a dolly to move the MES in and out of the garage - 10 minute project: Bought a pre-cut 2'x2' piece of 3/4" plywood and 4 dolly wheels. Bolted wheels to board and instant dolly. No cutting required. Because my driveway is not level, I used some paint sticks as shims to level the smoker rather than fussing with the leg adjusters on the MES.

    While I have done ribs that good on a bullet water smoker, the MES is much much easier and will give more consistent results.
  2. I didn't think you would be disappointed,I like mine.Where are your Q-view of today's smoke,you know we like pictures.[​IMG]
  3. kurtsara

    kurtsara Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I watched a rerun of Throwdown with Bobby Flay competing against a woman pit master, they did pulled pork so I had to do a couple butts.

    I sure like the MES, you are right about the consisistent termperature control, mine stays right where I set it.
  4. voldaddy

    voldaddy Meat Mopper

    I love my MES, too. One thing I learned from the good folks here, is to add fewer chips more often. I'll add about 1/4 of a hand every 30 minutes, and it keeps the TBS flowing nicely. This is one great machine!
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We have an epidemc of MES users, GREAT [​IMG] welcome abord with the new MES.

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