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  1. fisher6688

    MES 40 and tilapia

    this is going in the smoker instead of the oven, just for fun. i am not trying to cold smoke. appreciate any advice
  2. fisher6688

    MES 40 and tilapia

    so just wanted to throw some in there for fun. anyone have some time and temps?
  3. fisher6688

    MES 40 new owner and i have temp question!

    thanks for the advice!
  4. fisher6688

    MES 40 new owner and i have temp question!

    Yes sir i did boil test my new probe that i got in the mail since i slammed my old one in my trailer smoker. it was correct. i just turned up the MES a little more till i find that spot where it reads 225 on my maverick. 
  5. fisher6688

    MES 40 new owner and i have temp question!

    by the way i started with a little mesquite since i wanted some flavor but then i remembered i had some cherry chips so i am just adding cherry from now on. do you think itll be okay with the flavor combo. its baby backs. and i understand ribs you have to be careful with how much mesquite if any...
  6. fisher6688

    MES 40 new owner and i have temp question!

    so i got my maverick on the rack below the two racks of baby backs. i set my temp on the controller of the MES to 230. however my maverick is reading at like 207.  1. is it possible the cold ribs that were just put in are playing a factor in the reading? its been in there now for 20 mins 2...
  7. fisher6688

    300 Gallon offset smoker Help

    since i have pictures on this thread of my smoker, i was wondering if yall had any suggestions to how wide each tuning plate should be? i know i have to measure the length to sit a little below the cooking grates. 
  8. fisher6688

    Anyone leave their firebox door cracked open?

    how does this help with your temp control? it just give you extra control of the air flow?
  9. fisher6688

    Old Country BBQ Pits Pecos Owners Thread

    upside down and long ways. 
  10. fisher6688

    Anyone leave their firebox door cracked open?

    Hey JJ thanks for the reply. the problem i can close my firebox, close the inlet dampers pretty small and the fire will die as in no more flame and im getting thick smoke. so i been trying to keep a good fire going where it burns clean. BUT my smoke chamber is still getting too hot. i have a...
  11. fisher6688

    Anyone leave their firebox door cracked open?

    Does anyone leave their firebox door opened up a little bit while they are smoking? I have a offset smoker and i am thinking about cracking the Firebox door open if i add some splits on and it just gets too hot. 
  12. fisher6688

    300 Gallon offset smoker Help

    Thank you guys for your help!
  13. fisher6688

    300 Gallon offset smoker Help

    Thanks for looking dave. I want to keep it SFB. I actually like the different temp zones. i usually cook different types of things at the same time. for example, i would like to throw some chicken legs or quarters or wings near the FB where it is hotter. And i will be doing things like veggies...
  14. fisher6688

    Using an aluminum pan for Brisket?

    oh and do you cover it totally in the pan at around 165 like the texas crutch
  15. fisher6688

    Using an aluminum pan for Brisket?

    How do you use a pan to smoke the brisket? Just prep as usual and instead of placing straight on the grate you place in a pan and smoke as usual?  Do you flip at any point?
  16. fisher6688

    300 Gallon offset smoker Help

    judging by this calculator http://www.feldoncentral.com/bbqcalculator.html my half moon opening should have been 16.87 inches in diameter. so i took my measuring tape and measure where 16-17 inches diameter would be on a 30 inch diameter pipe. it ended up being only 2-2.5 inches in height. so...
  17. fisher6688

    300 Gallon offset smoker Help

    i tried using some of those grates lower than intended to see if it gave me a a little cooler temp since heat rises. And yes i am wanting to get some temps below 240. Also be able to do this with a nice small hot fire in the firebox. I found that to get the small hot fire you need to have the...
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