I recently picked up a new MES 30 for a great price and I wanted to fire it up but have been pretty busy lately. I finally seasoned it yesterday then smoked an 8lb pork butt @ 225 for 5 hours to 160 internal temp, I then pulled it foiled it and put it back in the smoker @ 225 for another 4 hours until it was 190.
I used some mesquite chips because it was all I could get so late at night coupled with a rub recipe I found on here along with SoFlaQuer finishing sauce. It came out with a slightly smokier, sweeter flavor. but I must say that coupled with the finishing sauce its delicious you get the sweet and slightly spicy flavor. I didn't get a chance to get more pictures of the cooking/ rub process because my phone died while I was seasoning the smoker. So I have a pre-smoke picture and a picture of it pulled, enjoy the one Qview picture.
Seasoning @ 275, I must say this thing holds temps really well.
First smoke finished and pulled 10.5 hours later. Now I want to smoke everything.