I've been somewhat successfully smoking for a couple years. Always felt a little like I was cheating because I had a Bradly with those little pucks. Finally wore it out enough that I felt like I needed a new one. I really struggled with what to purchase, but ended up with a new MES 40". I've taken it out of the box, and wondered what I got myself into. That thing is huge. Guess I'll just have to double the meat and throw in a couple chickens.
After reading several posts regarding this smoker on this site, I'm wondering if I made the right decision. Haven't even started the burn in process yet, and am quite honestly a bit overwhelmed. I'm thinking I should just stop reading and start smoking. Once I've used it a few times, maybe some of these mods and AMNPS smokers will make more sense. I'm a bit skeptical about the AMNPS with the pellets that you need to buy. Am I replacing my proprietary pucks with proprietary pellets?
Any feedback is appreciate.