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Whole chicken in a MES30"

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by johnvh, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. johnvh

    johnvh Fire Starter

    Wow, it was fantastic, took 3:15 at 240 degree setting from cold (didnt preheat the smoker), used apple chips, wife brined it overnight in something she came up with. It was  A W E S O M E !

  2. fester

    fester Smoke Blower

    Very nice looking bird!
  3. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Nice! I just got a MES 30 for Christmas, and looking forward to using it.[​IMG]
  4. johnvh

    johnvh Fire Starter

    On your seasoning, dont wet the chips, and call Masterbuilt about the chip tray free upgrade if you need it. I modified my tray until the new one arrives.  But having fun so far! Hmm, what to make next!
  5. hokiescott

    hokiescott Newbie

    sorry for the hijack (great looking bird OP!) buuuut what chip tray upgrade are you referring to? Thanks. /end hijack.
  6. johnvh

    johnvh Fire Starter

    Search around, some of these have an issue burning chips, so masterbuilt will send you a free upgrade for the chip tray and the box it slides into if yours is one of the problem ones.  Mine only works after I cut it open and use dry chips. The upgrade seems to make it work better.
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Good looking bird congrats [​IMG]
  8. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    You might consider buying a AMNS. It will solve the chip problem, & you can leave the smoker unattended for hours. No chips to add. A lot of the MES guys here use one. It makes it TOO easy, and you get consistent TBS, throughout the smoke. I have an MES & an AMNS, and would not go back to using the chip tray. A lot of guys here feel the same. Your bird looks great so what your doing is working well for you. This just an option that is available that you may want to try. Good luck & happy smoking!