Originally Posted by schmakalak
Hello everyone, just received a new MES as a gift. I'm excited to get this thing going and wondering what I should throw in on opening night. Any suggestions?
Also, if anyone has any tips for using the unit, or accessories I should go buy, I would love to hear them. Thanks!
Hi after you get your new smoker broke in and do the prep burn my choice is to smoke 10.00 worth of pork tenderloin. You get 2 to a pk normally and they are about 1.5 pounds each. Pork tenderloin is the easiest to smoke . Just clean rinse dry sprinkle rub on and smoke at about 225 for 1-2 hours to a internal temp of 144. that is my favorite temp. It is almost instant gratification. I use hickory but any will do. I suspect you will be using chips(we all did) only add 1/4 cup at a time and add them dry no matter what the book says. At about 120 it you can sauce or just let them cook.
this is what they will look like.
here is a link to a good rub I use
Good luc,k have fun and ask any question any time Jted