First smoke in MES 40

Discussion in 'Pork' started by deernutz, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. deernutz

    deernutz Newbie

    So this is my first Q-view ever on SMF.....might actually be my first post ever come to think of it but not sure. Havent been in the smoking game for about a month. Kinda embarrassing but my MES 30 that the wife bought me for a wedding present 4 years ago had a fire after smoking some beef ribs and ruined it. Hope its not a bad sign for our marriage! 😂 I liked the electric smoker and the MES had held up well until that point so I wanted to stick with that but maybe upsize a bit. Researched on the internet and I liked the the MES 40 but i didn't like the glass window on the front. I smoke year round and felt I would be loosing a lot of heat that way. I finally found what I was looking for at Cabela's. They had a 40 in smoker built for them by Masterbuilt and it doesnt have the window on the door....the only one I could find without it! Cabela's bucks knocked down the price a bit
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    Seasoned the other day at 275 with cooking oil and pecan smoke for 3 hrs

    Rubbed the butt last night with yellow mustard and my homemade spice rub. Skipped injecting it because I was tired and hit the bed early. Wrapped in plastic wrap and into the fridge overnight. Fired up the smoker this morning to 240 deg and started the smoke with pecan chips
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    This is the butt at 6 hrs. No water in the pan and top vent all the way open. I prefer to cook without foiling but in more of a hurry today so 6 hrs of smoke and then the foil
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    Hate to ruin that bark. It tasted great! Temp was 156 deg
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    Its back in the smoker now. Will put a temp probe in it in a couple hours. Now to make the coleslaw to go with it!!



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  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Boy it sure looks good so far!

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  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Start Deernutz!![​IMG]

    Be Back!

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  4. deernutz

    deernutz Newbie

    Pulled of the smoker at a little over 200 deg. Rested under towels for about 40 min. Bone slid out like butter and pulls nicely
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    The finished product with Carolina BBQ sauce and homemade Memphis style coleslaw. Autumn Ale from the best (in my opinion) brewery; Short's Brewing Company
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  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, Deernutz!![​IMG]----[​IMG]

    Beautiful Sammy!!![​IMG]

    Keep up the Good Work!![​IMG]

    Here's some other things you can do with that MES 40:

    Just click on "Bear's Step by Steps".

    Bear
     
  6. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That butt looks beautiful.  And the PP turned out great.  Nice job all around.

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  7. deernutz

    deernutz Newbie

    Thanks for the good words everyone and thanks a TON for the link. What a wealth of info!


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