Hey everyone I am getting ready to do my first smoke in a couple weeks. Was going to do it tomorrow but we have a foot of snow on the way so I wont be doing that.
I am going to do a pork loin, and a pork butt.
I have the MES 30 with the amazen pellet tray. I do not have the mailbox mod done yet, I want to use the smoker a few times first...
Heres my plan.
Use a rub that I like. mustard, brown sugar..etc
let sit in fridge over night
preheat smoker for 1-2 hours while my pellets are in the stove drying out. I am going to order some pellets from Amazen but my question is how many lbs do I need for the smoke. I don't want the smoke flavor to be over whelming but I obviously want to taste it. I think I am going to go with apple.
the butts around 7lbs and the loin around 5.
I plan on getting the smoker chamber temp stead around 220-230 and cooking to 180IT.
Does all of this sound like a good approach to a first smoke>