I had built one of these contraptions in less than an hour of Cowgirls post. Thanks Jeanie. I have a little something different in mind for mine on it's maiden voyage. I mixed up a batch of moink ball meat and pressed it into the fatty press.... Wahla.... Moink Logs.
Wrapped them up in Bacon and they are ready for the smoker.
I also wrapped up a couple of tenderloins and stuffed some banana peppers with the moink meat.
Ah..... window cam. Everything loaded up and smokin. I've used 2 of Ron Mans tricks with the MES. I put the piece of tile in the corner to disperse the heat and I use a small piece of lump charcoal in the wood chip tray when I put new wood in. It helps it to raise to temp faster and it gives me a smoke ring. I wasn't really tryin for the smoke ring but it's a by product of the lump.
Tenderloin came out at 155 and the peppers were ready at the same time. I stuck everything under the broiler for a minute to crisp up the bacon some more. Red likes her bacon crisp. And we all know how Red gets when she isn't happy.
Moink Logs turned out great too. I splashed a little BBQ sauce on them about 30 minutes before I yanked them out of the smoker.
Love the fatty press. Works great. I'm set for sandwiches all week. Thanks for checkin out my Q/View.