Last night I came home from work to find my new MES 30" sitting by the front door. Today, I seasoned it and got to try it out.
The skinless boneless chicken breasts cooked in 1 hour and 4 minutes at 265F and I thought that was pretty good. The level of smoke flavor was good but not as intense as my old propane smoker. I will see what I can do about improving that later.
I used two charges of wood chips and checked it a half hour in to the smoke and more was needed. It seems like adding the second charge of chips didnt really do a whole lot. Not sure if they burnt up quickly or not much at all. I pulled the wood chute and they were burning, but just not much smoke coming out of the stack.
So, how long does a cup of chips smoke for?
How effective is adding more chips during the smoke?
I know that with the burned chips will add insulation to the chip pan. Is there still enough heat from the element to properly burn additional cups of chips? How many additional cups can be added before you open the door and empty the chip pan?