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    Disappointing Results using new MES

    I used mesquite for my first smoke, and hickory on the rest.   I was looking forward to the mesquite because it is my favorite.  Sadly, neither on the day or the days after could we taste any of the wood flavors in the meat.  It could have been the chips.  Who knows how long they sat in the...
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    Disappointing Results using new MES

    So you are confirming what I am thinking, it would be a waste of time to try to duplicate the flavor I had achieved using wood chunks with wood chips. That much is good to know.  It helps me to move on. PS: I use the water on the first 2 smokes, then just foiled the pan for the last smoke...
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    Disappointing Results using new MES

    Thanks for the response.  I do not understand what you mean by wood pellets differ in strength but not in flavor.  Do you mean regardless of the wood chip you use, the smoke flavor is the same? Bill
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    Disappointing Results using new MES

    Thanks for the feedback. I never intended to get the smoke of the wood throughout the entire meat.  I just want the same results as I got from my red Brinkmann (I no longer have it).  It is sad they declared bankruptcy last summer.    A good offset looks like the ultimate solution. The link...
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    Disappointing Results using new MES

    Both turkeys were at 225 degrees.  The recipe I got at Masterbuilt's website had two versions of it:  fast or slow.  I chose slow (lower temp) because that would allow for more exposure to smoke.  I think that I also need to try other brands of pellets.  The wood chips do have the aroma of the...
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    Disappointing Results using new MES

    Did you light the pellets? yes (sigh) Did the pellets burn up or was the tray still full of un-burnt pellets? yes - the A-MAZE-N PLTS2PIT 5x7 tray worked perfectly. Was there smoke coming out of the smoker exhaust? yes, instead of the drizzle of smoke from the wood chips, the A-MAZE-N...
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    Disappointing Results using new MES

    Originally Posted by jakester     "Something just doesn't add up here. I will say my MES is lighter on smoke vs my WSM but still you can definitely taste the smoker  flavor." [I see now the importance of quoting] When you say "smoker flavor," are you referring the distinct smoke flavor of the...
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    Disappointing Results using new MES

    Brand name is A-MAZE-N pellets. For turkey: (our turkey was 12 lb not the 19 lb in the recipe below) From Masterbuilt website: Fill water pan 1/3 full with a 50/50 mixture of apple juice and water. Preheat smoker to 225°F. Place turkey on middle rack in smoker and close the door. Smoke for 9...
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    Disappointing Results using new MES

    EDIT:  After smoking, obviously everything smells like smoke.  But it was only skin deep, and it smelled like charcoal smoke.  I want the smoke to smell like the wood I am using, and I want it in the meat.  Thank goodness the meat did not have that taste. ------- original post-------- As...
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    New from Kansas

    I am in the Kansas City, Kansas metro area.  I have been an occasional smoker in the past.  Just recently purchased a MES.  Our maiden voyage had mixed result: outstanding pulled porked (15-hour smoke) and ruined brisket.  I can see that this forum and YouTube will be a great help.
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