New member! I found the gloryhole!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by 25xt, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. 25xt

    25xt Newbie

    Awesome site as I've been lurking for about a month now seeing whats the best brand ES i could get. Well today I found a smoking deal, a MES 30inch for $90 Brand NEW! Only thing missing is the temp gauge. So a few question, do I need the OEM therm or an aftermarket would be sufficient?  Secondly, this is my first smoker EVER so what are the process or processes to "break in" my new smoker?

    Thanks all!

  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome XT! I would get aftrmarket thems to monitor meat temp and smoker temp.  I use a Maverick.  Nice score on that MES!

  3. smokinal

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

    Welcome to SMF!

    I agree on the aftermarket therm. You can get them at Walmart for $15 or you can get a dual probe Maverick for $50-$60.

    Either way, it's a must have item.

    As for seasoning, just spray the inside with PAM & turn it on it's highest setting with wood chips in the pan. Keep adding chips every 1/2 hour or when it stops smoking. Leave it on for a couple of hours & your good to go.

    What are you planning to smoke first?

    I would suggest something easy & cheap like chicken wings.


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