Hello - Brand new smoker owner here, based on the advice of this forum and others I purchased the MES 30. Did my first smoke this weekend (more to come on that later) but I really had issues reading the LED display on the smoker. To make out the time/temperature readings I had to cup the display with both hands and peer into them. The display isn't readable otherwise - and it was cloudy yesterday. It wasn't in full sun or anything like that which would wash out the LEDs on the display. .
Is this typical? If not, I need to reach out to Amazon and see what they can do about it. I don't care about the time display as much, but it's nice to take a quick look at the temp every now and then.
Now for the fun part...I did 3 racks of BB ribs from Costco yesterday. I did the 2-2-1 method, and used Penzey's Galena Street rib rub. I put butter, Sriracha sauce and brown sugar in the wrap. I also tried out the AMNPS smoker, which worked flawlessly.
Unfortunately, my results were mixed. The Costco BB's varied a lot in thickness - the thinner end of the racks were nicely done and fall off the bone perfect. People loved them. The thicker ends were not there yet. They could have benefited from the longer time of the 3-2-1 method I think, so I'm going to try that the next time. They weren't bad, just not where I wanted them to be.
Anyway, I'd appreciate any thoughts on the dim LED display. If it's not typical, I want to get going on getting it replaced.