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Suggestions for "first timer"

azbohunter

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My MES 30 is due for arrival tomorrow,(Dec 2) I got the AMNPS 5x8 yesterday with 4 different flavor of pellets. So now I have to decide what I want to try first. I have some fresh/frozen salmon from Oregon this past summer, elk from Arizona and Whitetail from Kansas. I will probably buy some turkey legs or something...I am open to suggestions and would prefer to have something easy the first time around.

Also, I have read quite a lot about mobs that several of you have made that sound interesting. I ordered the generation 1 mes and the one mod that looked pretty easy was the smoke diverter hung from the inside of the vent with a wire.

This looks like a great forum and I am sure I will be visiting it frequently. I have already book marked several recipes!
 

ristau5741

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Try seasoning it first, once it's seasoned you can start with some pork ribs, they don't take too long at all, St. Louis style  ribs, maybe 5-6 hours.  You can either smoke them straight up or use the 3-2-1 method.  Now's not the time to go crazy, and waste all those tasty treats you've got stocked,  take a few smokes, get a feel for the smoker, how it heat/cools, reacts to changes in the air flow when opening/closing dampers, and the way it cooks. Once you are comfortable with your new friend, then break out the tasty treats.
 

azbohunter

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Thanks for the reply ristau5741, have already seasoned the smoker and ran two batches of smoke.

I found chicken thighs on sale yesterday (natural w/no added enhancements) so I thought I would try a recipe I found on here,

either today or tomorrow, I had ordered a Maverick ET-732 and was hoping it would be in the mail today but NOT. I have no other internal thermometer and have not yet verified the temp on my smoker (MES 30" digital gen:1)

With that said I may wait till tomorrow? Not sure if that is a statement or a question


Thanks for your input!

Dick
 

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