I'm still new here, just got my MES a couple of months ago. Wife really gave me a hard time at first (just bought it, didn't talk it over on the "better to ask forgiveness than permission" principle). But after several smokes she is completely on board with it! I've done mostly just baby backs, I'm thinking of trying spares soon, and I just did Jeff's bacon wrapped thighs, which were good, but cooked in about half the time so I have to adjust. (I have pics on phone keep forgetting to post). I've been using apple chips, unsoaked, and now I've got an 18" AMNPS and some apple and peach on the way as well, as I don't seem to get good smoke unless I have the temp over 240. Ribs I'm doing 1-2.5-1 @240, they were coming out dry with the 221@225 way.
I'm looking to add to the menu here so to speak, and I'm looking for ideas on stuff I can do quickly, like under three hours or even less, so that this isn't just a weekend thing. What do you guys do for relatively quick smokes?
Also, a question about bacon. I'm not ready to cure my own yet, so I was wondering about just buying a package of slab bacon at the store and smoking that, or maybe even just putting some slices on a matt and smoking them. Any ideas on how to do that safely/properly?