So I did my first smoke the other day on my new MES 40 + AMNS, and I was really happy with the results. Did Dutch's beans and a rack of baby back ribs with Jeff's rub. Sorry, too nervous so forgot to take pics, next time!
Ended up doing 2-1.75-.75 at 230. Put SBR on half the ribs the last .75.
Everything came out so well, that I decided to cook for 8 friends this weekend. I'm doing 4 racks, and beans. My question is, do I need to adjust cooking times for the larger amount of food, or should the same formula work?
Though I had great TBS (hickory), I didn't feel the ribs absorbed enough of the smoke. I did fill the water pan with warm water at the start. Would leaving the pan empty this time help to make the meat smokier... or should i just light both ends of the AMNS?
Lastly, I noticed the ends of the ribs got a little dryer than the rest of the racks. I saw another user wrap a little foil around the ends for the first hour of the smoke, would this help?
Thanks for the help!