Hell all, I have a little query for you. I just bought a new MES 30' (all black model) the other day. I seasoned as per the instructions. At least I think I did. So after seasoning it, I decided to smoke a full chicken ( I butterflied it) and a threw some sausages on as well.
Now when everything was done the sausages were perfectly cooked but were a lot blacker(not burnt) than normally smoked. The chicken was cooked through as well. But with both of the meats, they had an almost an over powering bitterly smokey taste to them.
Now its key to point out that I threw the sausages and chicken on the grill just to crisp them up a little more,
When I seasoned the unit, I only used the smoker refill tube on the right side of the unit, and did not use the smoker chip tray? could this be a reason as to why I had the bitter smokey taste to the chicken?
As I was smoking I had the temp at about 240 and had it programmed for about 3-4 hours but had the dampener closed, I also re loaded the chip tray (with the chip tube) about 3 more times during this smoke. Is this too much to add
what is the normal refill amount based on teh MES 30 for chicken
I am planning on doing some ribs this weekend and do not want to have that bitter taste
Any and all help is greatly appreciateted