Iowa Newbie

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by vettegirl, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. vettegirl

    vettegirl Newbie

    Hi everyone....My name is Linda and I just bought a MES and I have no clue what to do with it. I have been lurking here for quite a bit trying to figure out what smoker to buy and seems like the MES was the right one for me. Now that I bought it, I am lost as to what to do. I did figure out how to preseason it so far. [​IMG] I'm sure I will be asking all kinds of questions ..[​IMG]

    Linda K.
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum, Linda, and congrats on the new smoker. As long as you have it seasoned, you're ready to start turning out some great smokes. There are a lot of MES owners here and they'll be by shortly to help you out.
  3. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF family Linda, I do not own a MES so I'm not much help.

    I am sure plenty MES owners will show up to offer advice

    Remember to take pics when you smoke, we love q-view

    Good Luck and Happy Smokin'
  4. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome, glad ya found us.

    Check out the 2nd Annual IOWA gathering post.
  5. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard Linda!
  6. crusty ol salt

    crusty ol salt Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    welcome aboard, i dont own an mes. However if i had a new smoker this is what i would do

    1 put it together
    2 season it, while you season it practice maintaining or controling tempatures and thin blue smoke
    3 i would pick the meat for my first smoke, roaster chickens and pork shoulder or butt can be had for $1.00 +/- some change a pound. both are an good first smoke. chicken takes less time, a good afternoon project
    4 choose a wood for smoking hickory for pork, apple for chicken just a suggestion.
    5 experiment and have fun, practice makes perfection. each smoker has its own personality, everyone of mine needs pampered in a different way [​IMG]
    6 ask questions, read SMF's, and have fun, enjoy great food, and have fun

    good Luck with everything you do and dont forget

    Have Fun
  7. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA........Questions are welcome ask away!
  8. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    welcome from des moines, lots of MES owners around here they should be able to help you out.
  9. welcome aboard Linda, from N.C.
  10. bw0529

    bw0529 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Linda from Maine, a lot of info here
  11. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Linda, Pleasure to have ya here. I got a Linda (wife) call her Louie, you'll see me post about her, we're a team! Rock On with your smokin!
  12. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the forums!
  13. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello Linda, and welcome to the SMF. Plenty of great and friendly folks here, enjoy.
  14. farnsworth

    farnsworth Fire Starter

    Hey Linda,

    I bought my MES in January and have been having a great time so far. First mistake was using too much wood - just needs a few chips at a time to get good results - and based on my luck I'd recommend you try some side ribs using the 3-2-1 method you'll find posted here:

    The ribs turned out terrific!

  15. vettegirl

    vettegirl Newbie

    I seen the post. What is it all about? Never been to anything like that before although we love to camp.
  16. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Last year it was about 8 members and family, total of 22?, we had it at Cherry Glen-sailorville last weekend of july. we sit around and told story and cooked ALOT of food, great time. i will try to find the link from last year. Remour has it, that there was a large amount of alcahol consumed, but only romour.
  17. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  18. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I like the commentary on that thread, I looked at it earlier today
  19. vettegirl

    vettegirl Newbie

    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.

    Smokebuzz, I checked out the link and looks like everyone had a great time. I will have to give serious thought about trying to get there. Although I'm not sure about hauling the smoker anywhere.....[​IMG] The BF thinks I'm nuts now..he is a Webber kind of guy. Thinks everything that needs to be cooked needs to be done on one of those. [​IMG]

    Linda K.
  20. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    welcome to smf linda!!! wont be long u have bf converted... share your smokes with qview!!!

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