First time making jerky

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by parrot-head, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. parrot-head

    parrot-head Meat Mopper

    This is my first attempt at jerky in the MES - normally make it in my dehydrator.

    I didn't make a whole bunch- only started with 2 lbs. of London Broil.

    Love the smoky taste!

    I noticed for some reason my MES has a hard time producing smoke unless it gets up around 200 degrees.

  2. It looks good. As for the smoke below 200° that is why a lot of us use the AMNPS.

    Happy smoken.

  3. parrot-head

    parrot-head Meat Mopper

    So that's not uncommon then?  I will probably get around to an AMNPS soon.
  4. wolfman1955

    wolfman1955 Master of the Pit

    No it is a common thing with electric smokers, The element that heats the CC is also what smolders the wood. At lower CC settings the element is not on very much therefore not much smoke.
  5. parrot-head

    parrot-head Meat Mopper

    Just bought some Q-Matz.  Looking forward to trying it.

  6. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree with David. I've done quite a few cold smokes with the AMNPS in my MES 30 Gen 1 and got great smoke each time.

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