First smoke with my MES 30 (or any smoker for that matter)

Discussion in 'Masterbuilt Electric Smoker (MES) Owners' started by mutterback, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. I smoked a fatty and a chicken last week a was reasonably satisfied with the results, but hope to do better in the future. I chose to smoke a chicken as a trial run before attempting a turkey, possibly for thanksgiving, but I wasn't quite pleased enough with the results to tackle a turkey just yet. Not sure if it was the wood I chose (mesquite) or temperature.

    For the fatty, I first sauteed some mushrooms, onions, and garlic.

    I mixed a pound each of ground beef and chicken Italian sausage together then rolled it out. I put layer of pepperoni, the sauteed mixture, black olives, tomatoes, smoked cheddar and some mozzarella.

    I rolled it up which was a bit of a challenge since I had so much ingredients in the middle.

    Rolled it onto the bacon weave then put it in the fridge for the next day.

    I intentionally put the fatty over the chicken to drip its bacon deliciousness all over the chicken. I added some rosemary and sage beneath them just for fun.

    Almost done!

    Finished product!

    My next smoke will be with the AMNPS I just received. I can't wait to try it out!
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mutterback , hello . I used a lot of Mesquite when I was in Texas , and found it needed a lighter smoke with it as to not do the heavy smoke flavor and blacken your food as much. I used Pecan and

    Maple or Oak to lessen the effects.  Use Mesquite as a flavor not all the heat...

    Yeah , the Smoke Generator will be your saving grace...

    have fun playing , and . . .
  3. djstight

    djstight Newbie

    How long did the bacon wrap cook for? Did you cook for time or to a certain temp?
  4. Thanks for the info Oldschoolbbq!
  5. Djstight, I was simply going for internal temp of 165. The bacon turned out well.
  6. djstight

    djstight Newbie

    Sounds good. I wasn't sure if you could still count on internal temps when it was stuffed. Nice work. Looks tasty

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