HoHOHO,, YeeHaww, Merry Xmas

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by larrym, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. larrym

    larrym Meat Mopper

    Merry Christmas too me :)  Just got my prezzies from Todd.  Cant believe it got here so quickly,, thank you kind sir :)

    I will break it in,, on for my pitchin on Friday,, already got butt ready.


    30 hours of brining.  1.5 gallons water, 3/4 cup anodized salt, 3 tbs of Grill Master applewood rub.


    All rubbed down for an overnight snooze with GrillMaster applewood rub.  Just a light coating.  I am going to do a heavy rub of Bear ? Claw Honey butt rub before going on the smoker and my new toys below :)


    hmmm,, maple ? Cherry ? never tried Oak,, what to do for smoking it :)

    Thank you Todd.  That was the quickest service I have ever seen.  Plus the fact that you always help with advice to all of us.  If you dont mind,, think I will put in a good word or several to QVC.com,, Masterbuilt should bundle the AMNS or AMNPS with their smokers :)
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Sounds Good!!!

    Much better name than "Lady in Red"



    PS:  Todd Rides Again-------------------[​IMG]
  3. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG][​IMG]Will be watching.
  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very Cool!

    I'll be waiting for your pics

  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good luck with the maiden voyage
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    We'll be here waiting!

    Good luck!
  8. Looks like it is gonna be a good one.

  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    30 hours ????? Did you froget it?
  10. larrym

    larrym Meat Mopper

    well, no actually, I planned it that way,, I could be wrong butt... I figure if it gets a little more salt in it,, then I wont use any in my rub.  Just some spices and honey powder that I brought back from Gatlinburg.  I have read that it can go for 36 to 48 hours depending on salt content. 

    Edit, cuz I can.  Its pouring rain.  I have empty AMNPS in smoker now, cranked up to about 250,, will let it sit for an hour.  Got tonights rub all mixed up n ready. Been reading 732 paperwork,, going to set for meat temp of 200, smoker temp low of 200, high of 240.  Going to use maple wood chips and have them sitting in spare fridge now,, that should pull any moisture out from this damp air.  Wish I had a little graphic for my happy dance :)
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2011
  11. larrym

    larrym Meat Mopper

    playing with AMNPS.



    got my elbows added,, so water leakage is down to a minimum.  bottom pic is amnps running , at full steam,, hard to see the smoke,, its very thin but I can certainly smell it. :)
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2011
  12. larrym

    larrym Meat Mopper

    dang,, its so much more touchy/iffy to control temp.  I cant seem to keep it anywhere near 225.  I think water dish used to help spread heat, made it easier.  All my marks on the dial are useless now :)  Butt. n just a little butt... I got smoke :)  I did have to relight pellets as they finished one row and went to start 2nd row,, no idea why,,  butt,, once restarted, going well at the moment...
  13. larrym

    larrym Meat Mopper

    PP ready for pitch in, QView included :)

    Couple issues that I need to work on.  Too much air intake for AMNPS, it burns too fast,, going to have to figure out how to baffle the intake somewhow.  2nd, need to make sure that I fill it all the way with pellets and not skimp in corners,, seemed to go out at the end of each row, course that could be because it was raining and full intake getting too much moisture.  Getting the meat probe in the right spot for Maverick was a pain, have to play with that some.  Smoker temp was spot on.  I wasnt getting accurate temps on the IT of the butt, all over the place till I figured out best spot and how deeply to put probe in.  Keeping smoker at proper temp was also a learning experience,, so used to having a water dish in there.  All in all though,, I am very happy :) and if the results taste as good as they look, then well worth the tiny investment to mod MES and add Maverick/AMNPS to my toy list.

    Here is QView of nicely rubbed butt,notice bone has pulled away, center bottom, it has been wrapped and put in cooler.  It should get a couple hours rest time before I take it into the conference room for feasting.  I will take camera to work and get another QView after I pull it.

  14. larrym

    larrym Meat Mopper

    QView of it pulled.  It didnt last long,, think everyone is starving,, it was all gone in 30 mins. Told everyone sorry,, just not up to cooking for 160+ people on my lil MES :)  Bark was awesome though very spicy :)  Just the way I like it.

  15. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It looks awesome Larry!

    I love the color of the bark!

    Great job!
  16. larrym

    larrym Meat Mopper

    Thanks Al,, bark was perfect,, crusty n spicey the way I like it.  Though I thought the pork was a little mushy,, I prefer more chewy.  The cooler worked great,, even after 2.5 hours of resting, it was too hot for me to pull it.  That big piece of bark in top left of pic, fatty  but crusty,, no one touched it,, so after 10 mins,, I ate it :)
  17. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]Love the pp.
  18. I received the exact same order from Todd yesterday!!!!
  19. larrym

    larrym Meat Mopper

    :)  You will enjoy it,, maybe a little learning curve like me but it does work better then advertised,, with a little love and attention :)
  20. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I love it!

    I would have been right there with you!

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