I have been smoking for years using an Oklahoma Joe Offset Smoker and love the results of the BBQ that it produces, but with all the burn bans that we have had this summer I was going into BBQ withdrawals. So, to get my BBQ fix I bought a MES 40 from Sam's Club for $300.00 and so far love the results (I have since cooked two 8lbs butts for our unit meeting at work which turned out GREAT!) The only thing missing was the smoke ring, but I have read various post on how to obtain the smoke ring and will give it a try and post more pics to share the results. Regardless of the missing smoke ring the butt was AMAZING!! I think part of the amazing flavor was due to the AMNPS which made it a true set it and forget it with a 11 hour burn. BTW, I want to give Todd at A-Maze-N-Smoke a big THANK YOU for being so helpful providing me information on which model would fit my need, AND providing me the $10.00 off code!
MES with BBQ Guru checking temp which was about 2 degrees off.
AMNPS which lasted for a tad over 11 hours
Just under 9lbs at 225 for 13.5 hours. Once done I wrapped it in foil then
with a thick towel. I then placed it in an ice chest to rest and continue to
break down. After 4 hours it was still almost too hot to handle by hand, but
is there any other way to pull pork except by hands. Plus it makes it easier
to sample as I prepare the pulled pork. =)
A peek at the AMNPS
As you can see there isn't a "Smoke Ring", but will try some of the suggestions
that I read on the SMF and see how that goes, but that didn't take away from the
awesome flavor that I was able to get out of the MES/AMNPS!
Awwww GOOD EATS! =)