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Hello all. Thanks you so much for the wealth of knowledge here on the forums. I recently bought an MES 30 smoker after trying my hand at a little smoking on a propane grill. I'm just getting started and have a lot to learn. I live north of Birmingham Alabama. My first attempt was some chicken breasts wrapped in bacon. I used a little applewood for smoke. Turned out mighty tasty! My family ate it all. Planning on trying a butt tommorow. I look forward to getting to know y'all. Cheers, Derek.
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Welcome to SMF!

i have used the MES for many years . just remember a butt will need around 1.5 hours per lb.

you will need to add a palm full of chips around every 45 min.

Look into buying the AMNPS from amazing products ( site sponsor).

with a full load of pellets you can get 8 - 10 hrs of perfect smoke without having to add more pellets .

 I smoke butts and briskets while sleeping.  Put it on at 5 pm after work and use a full load of pellets and check it when i get up the next AM. 99% of the time it's done by 7 am.

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Thanks for the tips.
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texas.gif  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a cold and dreary day in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.




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