Well my first batch was a major succees.
I put it in the MES at 445 pm yesterday. 170
Added apple chips for 4 hours.
Then just let it go until the wireless thermometer alarm sounded. 154 IT
I was expecting 17 hours at the least. It went about 12.5.
I then put it in the freezer in a pan with ice for 2 hours. I took it out and put it on the counter for two more hours. Then I put it back in the fridge.
I finally broke one open and I was amazed by the flavor. Wow. The color was also perfect. It had a little film of fat on the outside. Just a little.
Thanks for all the help. I'm already thinking of what will be next. Lol