1st time using MES 30 - baked snack sticks

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by trueteam, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. trueteam

    trueteam Smoke Blower

    So I bought the MES for low temp smoking. Decided to break if in with 5 lbs of naked snack sticks. Also my 1st time using a AMNPS. Worked like a charm. Also my 1st time posting pictures. Using my phone, so please let me know if no pictures.

  2. trueteam

    trueteam Smoke Blower

    Supposed to be titled naked snack sticks.
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking sticks! Nice smoke!
  4. smokinadam

    smokinadam Smoking Fanatic

    Look good! So naked meaning no casing around them? Almost like extruded jerky in circle form? How long do you smoke them and what temperature?
  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice color looks good. Always get those words in the title like Nekkid, it draws my attention..... <Chuckles>

    Great job!

    Are they like total awesome or what?
  6. trueteam

    trueteam Smoke Blower

    Yep, I have a jerky cannon. Started at 100 for about 1.5 hours. Bumped 10 degrees every hour until 160. Then I increased it to 190 to finish to 165. Took about 9 hours total. AMNPS pecan for about 5 hours which burned about half the load. I am going to get a stuffer soon.
  7. trueteam

    trueteam Smoke Blower

    Thanks Foam. They are tasty. I took a sample bag to some friends and they were gone in about 10 minutes. 1st time doing them in a smoker. Always been in the oven. Definitely taste better.
  8. smokinadam

    smokinadam Smoking Fanatic

    hmm I'm going to need to do some like this. I'll just need to place my pellet on smoke and the coldc temp outside hopefully help keep down. Got a amnps but wouldn't have a heat source that low.
  9. trueteam

    trueteam Smoke Blower

    Thanks dirtsailor
  10. WOW they look great! I like naked and will probably keep doing them that way. A full smoker is a happy smoker.

    Happy smoken.

  11. trueteam

    trueteam Smoke Blower

    All packed up

  12. They look great, are they beef?

    They won't last long would be my guess!
  13. trueteam

    trueteam Smoke Blower

    Yes, all beef azbo.
  14. Nice, Bears recipe or something else? I love those things but I have a ton of venison to use so mine are always 60/40 venison to pork. If I ever run out of deer/elk I will try straight beef! LOL, hope that is a few years ahead of me!
  15. trueteam

    trueteam Smoke Blower

    This time I used a Backwoods black pepper mix and i used pecan. I like them, but the pepper definitely comes through. I used 80/20 ground chuck.

    I have only mixed my own when doing larger summer sausage type logs, which I also like with no casings.
  16. Now tha'ts a loaded smoker Looks great

  17. trueteam

    trueteam Smoke Blower

    Thanks Gary. 5 pounds of ground. I forgot to weigh after smoking. Curious what the yield is. Next time.

    I must say the MES performed well in its inaugural smoke. The temp differential with my maverick was not bad at the lower heat. I noticed when I seasoned it the differential was about 30-35 degrees.

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