First go with the MES

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by tfries, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. We recently replaced our dead Little Chief with a 40" MES. Yesterday we did the burning seasoning and today we did our first smoke with it. The main smoke was to do a brined turkey. We also thew on some pieces we had in the freezer to make some room for other things. We ended up doing the turkey, a pork loin that we wrapped with homemade bacon and a couple half slabs of ribs. All in all, we were pleased. The turkey took longer than expected. The wood was a mix of apple and cherry.

    I am grateful for what I have learned about the MES here at SMF. You all helped to make for a great first smoke.

    Here is some Qview.

    Pork loin wrapped with homemade bacon.

    Ribs finished with a glaze of homemade spicy green tomato jam


    The ribs were nice and tender!


    Brined and basted turkey.

  2. Looks damn good. You will love the MES.
  3. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That loin looks darned good to me! Nice first round! [​IMG]
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man you did a fine job, pretty easy huh? Points to you.[​IMG]
  5. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice! Next time invite me over please. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]for showing us your firsts!
  6. danj

    danj Meat Mopper

    lookin tastey
  7. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the MES owner's club here at SMF!

    MES Making it Easy to Smoke your meat
  8. Thanks all. The turkey came out too late for us to have it for dinner last night, but by that time we were already full from the loin and ribs. While the loin was very flavorful, it was a bit dry. I pulled it out at 165. I had thought about injecting it first, but thought that the bacon and fat layer would have helped to keep it moister, so did not inject. Since it was freezer management I was not too bothered by it. It will make great sandwiches.

    We did have the turkey tonight and as expected it was wonderful. Even my wife who is a turkey traditionalist was gushing.

    Thanks to this forum, before the first smoke, I made two mods to the smoker. One was the addition of a 12x12 ceramic tile over the smoke box and the other was adding casters.

    Here is the loin cut into. Mmm


    PS, are my picture too large? I can cut them down if so. Let me know.

  9. pantherfan83

    pantherfan83 Smoking Fanatic

    They don't bother me any. Looks like you did a great job. Keep the QView comming.
  10. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Great job on yer first MES smoke....[​IMG]
    And yer pictures are the perfect size, don't make them smaller.....[​IMG]

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