Well, I finally got "my smoke on"!
Started with a whole chicken, rustic rub, and 1/2 red delicious apple cut in half.
(two quarters of a red delicious apple, cause that's all that would fit)
Fired up the new MES40 and away we go....
Since I had put 1/2 an apple in the chicken decided to use Apple chips. (how creative?)
(for some reason I couldn't get this one to rotate upright)
Here is the first sign of smoke... (never mind the sexy legs)
Not sure I trust my "old" digital thermometer. (you'll see what I mean in a minute)
Bird done, 1st look... Wife says it looks like it's going in for surgery.
2nd Look (pretty bird)
Now for the carving pictures....
Well, got a yummm from the wife and she said it has good flavor and very juicy!
As you can see from the last picture there was quite a bit of juice to go around.
As I eluded to earlier... my "old" digital thermometer showed 165 deg but the chicken looked a little underdone close to the bone.
Otherwise, I am pleased with my 1st endeavor into smoking meat.