Checking in

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by call-in, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. Greetings fellow smokeheads.

    Colin here checking in from Alameda County CA, (SF Bay Area). I'm of Filipino descent but migrated here more than 20 years ago.

    I have been smoking primarily ribs and butts for the last 12 yrs using an old Meco Charcoal Smoker I got used from Craigslist.  It's charcoal pan finally gave up the ghost shortly before Thanksgiving this year so the wife gave me a MES 30 for Christmas.  I wish I've stumbled upon this forums before I purchased my AMNPS so I could've bought it from the official site and therefore supported the forums.  I've been lurking for a few weeks and that is how I picked up a few of the acronyms.

    Well, that's my smoking life in a nutshell, looking forward to meet everyone online and hoping to learn from everyone.

    May everyone have a safe and happy new year!

  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF!

     The mes is a good smoker and puts out some good food.

    If you have questions or comments go to electric smokers in the forums and type it in.
  3. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Colin

    Welcome to the group.  We are happy you are here.  You've got a great machine.  Be sure to join the MES group. There you will find great tips and hints on operating your new smoker. 

  4. How do I join this group? Got a link?

    Thanks again.
  5. What does it mean when someone says they did their ribs 3-2-1?
  6. saltygator

    saltygator Newbie

    Smoke them for 3 hours, wrap in aluminum foil for 2 then unwrap and finish off for 1 my experience, it never takes 3-2-1, more like 2-1.5-.5 at 225-250...but I don't like my ribs done to the point the bone pulls right out.

    If  you google it there are a lot of post out there about this. I put some brown sugar, squeeze butter, honey and tiger sauce (Johnny Trigg) in the foil when I wrap them.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
  7. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  8. Good to know.  With my old charcoal water smoker, I usually smoke for 2.5 hours, wrap in foil and finish in the oven, only because I'm too lazy to tend the charcoal. [​IMG]
    Thanks for the link WaterinHoleBrew.  I have now joined the group.

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