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Hello all,

 

My Name is Mike and I reside in Massachusetts.  Brand new to the smoking hobby and look forward to sharing with all of you.  My smoker is a new MES 30 with an AMNPS -Tray, and a Maverick Et-732 Remote Thermometer.  I tried my hand at some beef jerky this weekend.  It came out better than I thought, but not as good as I think it should have.  After poking around in the Jerkey forum, I found some rookie mistakes that I made.  Meat too moist, not enough ventilation, laid flat instead of tooth pick method, etc...  Took approx. 7 hours for about 3 lbs of eye of round to finish up, but they were still the hit of the party! I wish I would have come across Cougar78's post "Beef Jerky: Ten Pounds, Two Types (with Pics)" sooner.  I plan on giving this a try this upcoming weekend.  

 

Happy Smokin'

 

Mike

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Mike welcome to SMF The search bar is a great tool. Check out the MES Group

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/groups/show/8/masterbuilt-electric-smoker-mes-owners

 

As for hanging Jerky here is a sausage rack I made.

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/174140/sausage-rack-mes40-w-step-by-step

 

You can get the Smores Sticks to fit across,letting the Jerky hang.

Have fun post some pics of your cooks

 

Richie

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Richie, thanks for your reply. I'm no carpenter, but I think I could make that rack. Good looking and a simple mod. I have to learn not to be afraid to modify my smoker. Thanks again for sharing. I see you have ties to MA too. I work on the Attleboro line, in Seekonk and live in Lizzie Borden's home town.

Mike
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Welcome!  You better get to smoker cooking ASAP.  The snow will be here soon haha!

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I agree on both counts...Winter is coming!

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I agree on both counts...Winter is coming!

 

And the night is dark and full of terrors. 

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Richie, thanks for your reply. I'm no carpenter, but I think I could make that rack. Good looking and a simple mod. I have to learn not to be afraid to modify my smoker. Thanks again for sharing. I see you have ties to MA too. I work on the Attleboro line, in Seekonk and live in Lizzie Borden's home town.

Mike


Small world Mike my son takes the train from Attelboro every morning,My son in Law is on the fire dep in Seekonk

Richie

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Welcome aboard.

I also have an MES30 & am loving it.

 

TW

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