My wife has been on me to make jerky for our group camping trip this Labor Day weekend. I've been watching the threads about the AMAZEN Smoker for a while now and finally broke down and ordered one. For all of you who have not gotten one for your smoking arsenal, get one now! This thing works great! I had a lot going on this weekend and couldn't spend the time to keep feeding the MES chips or small chunks for the jerky. SUnday was the only day I could do anything, and I still had to be gone from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. and two batches of jerky to smoke.
Got up at 4:30 and started heating up the MES. Got the AMAZEN smoker filled up two legs worth of hickory sawdust and fired that up. Meat and smoke in by 5:15. Went back to bed till 8:00. Turned and relocated meat around 10. Done by noon. Next batch in at 12:30 out the door by 1:00. This time with an almost full maze of sawdust tamped down lightly. Back at 6 and I could smell the sweet smell of smoke. Barely a wisp of smoke coming out of the vent, but the aroma was amazing!
Sorry no pics, you can believe me or not, but this was some of the best jerky I've made yet! You know how tough it is to get the MES to smoke below 200, and I don't want to cook my jerky as much as dry it. This combination is awesome.