I've used Jeff's rub and left a butt in the fridge overnight, just threw it in the smoker (first smoke!). I'm getting qview for later, too.
I'm thinking about taking a nap, do I have time between loadings?
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There are a lot of fans of Todd's AMAZN smoker on here. I'm one of them. It will keep you from having to fill your chip tray every 20-30 minutes. I have an MES, too, and I don't use chips anymore.
I have a 40" MES what kind of chips/pellet/saw dust work the best for smoke I'm generally smoking around the 220-240 temps and approx how much should I put in every time I load it. I'm finding that it doesn't burn the wood to a dust or should it? All I get is small black burnt wood chips or is that what it should look like. I fill my chip feeder straight across even so it's about a big hand full of chips. I have changed from the small chips to the smaller shavings of wood hoping that it would smoke better. I do not soak my wood. HELP Thanks
I have a MES 40 as well and a majority of the chips I put in turn to ash. Occasionally I find a few chips that have just sat there and smoldered never turning to dust. Its normal is some chips don't turn to ash as long as you noticed that you have a smooth white flow of smoke then you should be fine.
Maybe you should try to soak them, I always put my chips in a bowl of water the night prior. I feel like it gives it a more even, longer lasting smoke.
I usually add 5 or 6 chips every 30-45 minutes, and adjust depending on the conditions. Hope this helps!
My smoker has 4 - 4"vents.
Two upper and two lower.
The lower ones I think are used to control the lower draft and heat.
The uppers are used to dump the smoke.
So are you saying that all four should be open all the way?
Or should the two upper be opened all the way and the two lower adjusted for temp and draft control?
Would I need the both uppers opened. The masterbuilt MES30 looks to only have one 3" vent on top.
Do electrics need the two lower vents?
I am getting confused about this.
I have only used one upper vent and let it open.
My smokes have turned out well.
Every one likes them.
If I changed, would they be that much better?
Thanks for the help (I think)