MES 40 mentor needed

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rondar

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May 27, 2010
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Bought the MES 40 a few weeks ago so far tried sausage/fresh kielbasa turned out soso was doin a home project so maybe thats why it turned out soso.Last wknd did 3 racks of babys again turned out soso.No smoke ring on them like I get in my charcoal smoker.Added chips a few times.I don`t know if I need to keep the top vent open all the way to get good smoke ring or if the MES doesn`t produce the smoke ring I`m use to.Thats why I`m lookin for a mentor I can lean on while I get the MES down.If anyone can mentor me I will appreciate it very much Thanks.
 

Bearcarver

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Bought the MES 40 a few weeks ago so far tried sausage/fresh kielbasa turned out soso was doin a home project so maybe thats why it turned out soso.Last wknd did 3 racks of babys again turned out soso.No smoke ring on them like I get in my charcoal smoker.Added chips a few times.I don`t know if I need to keep the top vent open all the way to get good smoke ring or if the MES doesn`t produce the smoke ring I`m use to.Thats why I`m lookin for a mentor I can lean on while I get the MES down.If anyone can mentor me I will appreciate it very much Thanks.
Rodar,

First thing is, you don't get a smoke ring from electric smokers. I have read about putting charcoal pieces in the pan to get a ring, but I figure why bother---a smoke ring is all show anyway.

As for your soso taste, maybe you're not really getting enough smoke. Sometimes steam can look like smoke, especially on cold days. It has fooled me a few times. Are your chips turning to ash, or are they just turning black?

Getting an A-MAZE-N-SMOKER has cured many a MES owner's (and other smoker owners) smoking problems. It makes everything sooo easy!

Bear
 
 
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