Hi, I just got the MES and i was wondering how do you guys to 225F quickly. Do you first preheat it? Do you set it for higher than 225 and then turn it down? Mine takes a long time to get to 225 loaded with meat, i tried today because the manual said not to preheat?
Please help me and as silly...
So i am trying my first smoke using propane.
My question is should i use charcoal mixed with wood chunks and chips.
If so how much?
BTW regarding the water pan should i fill it with water or sand or both?
I am a nOOb and am wondering when im smoking and using charcoals. How do i adjust the temp up/down?
Meaning does opening or closing the vents heat it up or down?
Also when starting the fire/smoke should the vents be open or closed?
Do i use a water pan? Do i fill it with...
So i have a general smoking question.
When using propane, is it a good idea to have a lid/cover over the smoking box (container with chips)?
What about when using charcoal/electric hotplate?
Can someone post pics of their setup for either of these scenarios.
So i heard that there is an alternative to smoking chips except i don't remember what it is called.
Its essentially a log which you cut off about 1" wide peice and throw on your coals or in your smoker box and it provides about 2-3 hours worth of smoke.
i remeber seeing a link to it in SMF...
I have a propane smoker the kind you can get at walmart for around $150.
My problem is getting the thing to actually produce smoke.
I fill the tray with water, and put soaked chips in the smoking box but it doens't smoke. It takes literally about 2hrs to get it barely going.
What am i doing...