First time electric Smoke with MES 30 #20079015

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Original poster
Jan 29, 2017
After spending some time reading up on different electric smokers I decided to purchase the Master Built

from Lowes with the digital controls on the front.  Our local store only had one in stock so I made sure I was

there early today and purchased it. I was dying to give it a try today, so I put it together and seasoned as

per instructions. Shortly after I was smoking 3 racks of Baby Backs.  I just finished sucking the meat

off of the bones about an hour ago.  All I can say is I waited too darn long to buy one of these!

The Ribs were delicious and had a good hickory smoke flavor.  I smoked them using the 2-2-1

method and could not be more pleased with how the smoker worked.  I got plenty of smoke

using dry chips at 225 degrees.  it held it's temp within a couple degrees with outside temps

in mid 30's.  The small amount of chips (1/2 cup) gave me good smoke for about an hour.

Very pleased with the unit for the first run, and excited to try different things. Planning on

doing some cheese also, so I may have to pick up one of those cold smoker units you can

add to this one. 

That's great to hear your first smoke was so successful, Mike!

Next time take some photo's & post them for all of us to see!

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