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First fattie

post #1 of 12
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I'm doing my first fattie on my MES. What do I put in the water pan and do I chill the fattie in the frig or freezer before putting it in the smoker?
post #2 of 12
Water in pan

It helps to have the fattie wrapped and chilled to help keep shape but is not necessary.

Happy smoking
post #3 of 12
I do both with my fatties

Like 10 min in the freezer shld be good

post #4 of 12
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First Fattie

Okay, it doesn't look so great, but it tasted delicious. Mild Italian sausage for base. I added grated Asiago, mozzarella, and parmesan. I added more Italian seasoning and just some simple spaghetti sauces from a jar, followed by more cheese and ricotta. I'll leave out the ricotta next time and perhaps try sliced cheeses instead of grated. Anyway, here's the Qview.

post #5 of 12
Looks good from here... Nice job
post #6 of 12

good job

great lookin fatty, sounds tasty points.gif
post #7 of 12
Water in the pan. Now there are alot of folks here that say to put apple juice in the pan and I have many many times and I haven't found any differance in the flavor of the meat so water. Your fatties looks great and you shopuld be really proud and I hope really full too.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #8 of 12
I agree on the apple juice not making any diff in the pan, so I just use water. My Engineer Son tried to explain the mass thing and how it works on the heat, but I told him I just need to know it works not alll the science behind it lol
post #9 of 12
Looks Good to me...PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #10 of 12
Looks good to me PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif I do like to get mine very cold in the freezer before putting them in the smoker it seems to help me get them on with breaking them open
post #11 of 12
If he was nice, that is most important PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #12 of 12
PDT_Armataz_01_37.gifGood looking fattie. Truth be told, I don't use any pan. I let it drip & burn the fat the next day when I am cleaning / seasoning my grills. But I understand that you have a MES so, when in Rome................
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