So I picked up the MES 30 from Amazon last week but I had to leave for a cruise to Alaska, which was beautiful by the way! Anyway, we got back Saturday and I went about unboxing and seasoning the smoker.
Yesterday I smoked up a chuck roast and some brined chicken. I studded the roast with garlic and seasoned it with black pepper and a little Montreal steak seasoning. Cooked it at 240 for about 4 hours and then covered it until it reached 205. Meanwhile, I put the chicken in for about 4hrs with some rub on it.
So far, I love this thing compared to my GOSM which I always had to fight to put out enough smoke and stay on temperature! I will miss some of the room I've lost with this, but it should be fine for what I'm doing.
The chuck roast and the chicken were great, so today I smoked up some of my homemade pepperoni which I just tried and it tastes as good as ever, but probably has more smoke flavor than my GOSM would give it.
I've put off going with an electric for a long time, but so far I'm impressed. I just hope it doesn't give me any trouble. I also wish they made the cord a little longer and put wheels on the darn thing!
We are having our usual summertime weather up here in Tacoma, so I tarped up to keep the liquid sunshine off my smoking area...