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  1. MES 40 BT Turkey Day

    MES 40 BT Turkey Day

  2. jstanley9797

    MES 40 BT Turkey Day

    Tried my first turkey. Thanks to all who put their time in to post and give GREAT info to all who are "rookies" out there. I would not be as successful as I have been without you! I did a 24 hour brine. 1 cup course salt 1 cup brown sugar Couple oranges Large onion chopped Bunch O' garlic...
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    Jerky color?

    This was made with Hi-Mountain mix but done in my MES Smoker. It has the same maroon color. It taste FANTASTIC!!! Used it a few times and same color everytime, so it is normal.
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    Jerky color?

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  10. jstanley9797

    MES 40 BT First Brisket Q View

    I used the AMNPS with Pitmasters choice pellet. I filled the entire maze. This is suppossed to give you about 10-11 hrs of smoke. I actually threw Hickory wood chips in the wood tray 2 times in the first 2 hours prior to going to bed for a little extra smoke. When I woke up it had burned thru...
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  12. New here - is this MES 40 a good deal?

    New here - is this MES 40 a good deal?

  13. jstanley9797

    New here - is this MES 40 a good deal?

    I bought the one at Sams about 6 weeks ago and it works FANTASTIC. I highly recommend it. Like you, the set it forget mentality is more my style as well. Have done ribs, whole chickens, pork shoulder and a brisket now. They all turned out to perfection! Couldn't be happier!
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  15. MES 40 BT First Brisket Q View

    MES 40 BT First Brisket Q View

  16. jstanley9797

    MES 40 BT First Brisket Q View

    Well I attempted my first Brisket this past weekend. Bought an 8 LB flat from Sams. I rubbed her down with a homemade rub couple hours prior to throwing it in. Set smoker at 235 degrees. Put it in at 10:00 at night. Checked on it at 8:00 in the morning and we were at 180 IT. Let it go till about...
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  18. jstanley9797

    Confused New guy.. Help... been reading for a cpl of days

    I am a newbie as well. I have a 40" MES BT like you. I learned about the AMNPS on this forum and bought one because of all the rave reviews for it with this smoker. Our smoker you need to load wood chips every hour. Or, with AMNPS 5X8 tray you can fill with wood pellets to smoke up to 12 hours...
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