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Hi there(pics of what I've learned)

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

Hey everyone,


I want to thank all of you for making this past Thanksgiving the best one ever at my house.  I've been lurking here for quite some time and have learned a ton from all of you.  I have tried smoking in the past with a ecb but it was such a pain in the butt for me that I hardly took the time to fire it up, so after tons of reading and discussing the benefits with my wife I stepped up to the plate and got the MES 40 from Sam's.  It is one of the best things I have ever bought.  Waiting on the chip box upgrade, but it still turns out awesome food.  I'm also hoping there is a amnps in my stocking soon.


So far everything I have tried from you guys has blown me and my family away.  We have done pp with Jeff's rub and the finishing sauce, my wife's personal favorite.  Brined a couple turkeys up with slaughterhouse and they are awesome, also have done some spatchcock birds and a ham.  I will try to get on the ball and start snapping pics soon.  My avatar is the mes on thanksgiving, those foil pans are a life saver for clean up.  Turkeys got smoked the day before and warmed up in the morning.

Anyhow Thanks everyone for sharing all of your knowledge, I look forward to getting more involved here.  Here are a few misc. things I've learned from here.  Dang it my mouth is watering like crazy now, I gotta find some meat now before anyone gets hurt lol.




Oh yeah I was gonna tell you I just got an email about my mes, and they linked me to smf for more info on the mes.  Thought that was pretty cool.

Some brats and abt'sPP and some beansWings n thingsBrisket and beans


post #2 of 24

Welcome to SMF! Glads to have you with us!


That's some great looking Q!

post #3 of 24

Looks like your on the right track. The inside of that smoker is way to CLEAN!!!   LOL  enjoy

post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 

lol thanks guys

I wondered how soon I'd get called out on that, I'm working on it as fast as I can lol

post #5 of 24

Awesome plate!!



post #6 of 24

Great pics and welcome to SMF

post #7 of 24


Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.


You are going to fit in just fine..

post #8 of 24

BigCase, it's sounds like you got bit by the smoke bug big time.  Sorry to tell you that there is no known cure for it except to feed it - often!


Your q-view looks great and it's a good thing I had just finished eating my lunch or else my stomach would be chewing on my back bone. Great Job all the way around!


Enjoy the Smoke!

post #9 of 24

Welcome aboard, Ryno.  Great looking grub!


Good luck and good smoking.

post #10 of 24

Welcome aboard, Ryno!  Great lookin' Q!  Obviously you are off to a great start.

post #11 of 24
Welcome to SMF. From the looks of it things are going well for you with the MES. Glad that this forum has been able to help you.
post #12 of 24

I will take a plate drool.gif welcome to SMF!

post #13 of 24

Welcome, BigCase.  Pass the peppers, please!

post #14 of 24
Glad to have you aboard! Great lookin food, can't wait for more!!
post #15 of 24
Great pics! Just wait till your family starts raising their eyebrows at you photographing your food. The food looks awesome!
post #16 of 24

Glad you finally intoduced yourself to the forum.  You seem to have learned well.  Great lookin !Q!

post #17 of 24
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

After posting these pics I had to run out and buy some more brats lol, I know what you are saying dutch.

I sprinkled some of Jeff's rub on those abt's and holy cow, I could eat those things everyday.

I've been eye balling your prime rib for awhile now Al, lol trying to convince the mrs. that Christmas is the time.



post #18 of 24

Hi Ryno,

That's great, even the manufacturer knows this is the place to learn.

post #19 of 24
Welcome! Where abouts in Central Iowa are you? I hail from the same neighborhood.
post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 

hey guys,

I'm in M'town neighbor, small world.  tl that turkey sammich you posted was the bomb, do you deliver lol.



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