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What's up guys ... Name is butch from philadelphia. I've been reading in this forum for a year or so since my wife bought me my MES for bday present. I love the idea of smoking food outside all year round with a nice cold colors light in 1 hand and a stogie in another. Unfortunately my wife is hating the fact that she bought me this cause I'm such a newb I don't know squat and I'm out there for hours and hours. My biggest challenge with smoking was ... Well....THE SMOKE.... My MES didn't produce enough smoke.

I have a pork loin all rubbed up in my fridge and was gonna smoke today with the purchase of my A-maze-n smoker thing.... Problem is my pellets aren't coming til Monday... WTF

Can I use chips in there? Can pellets be purchase in retail stores? I'm really looking forward to actually tasting real smoked food!!!

Also I MES just has a door with a latch an no vent. Do you guys recommend modifying it and putting a vent on the top for airflow?

I will prob flood this forum with tons of questions this summer ... I want people to love eating the food I smoke... I cooked some chicken in there last year and I F'd it up so bad it was so dry .... The guy on QVC made it look so easy!!

Well thanks in advance and I'm looking forward to becoming a better cook on my smoker

post #2 of 5
Welcome from Maryland. Don't worry Butch, now that you found this forum, you bbq will get much better. I don't have a MES, so I don't have a clue how they work. There is a lot of people here that will help with all your questions.
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Welcome, see ya around the forum !
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Hey Butch


Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.



post #5 of 5

Good morning and welcome Butch. lots of MES owners on this site you should get a lot of help. PM Bearcarver I know he can help , and a pretty good guy to boot.


Good luck



Gary S

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