Hello from Missouri

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jwhitehill, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. Hello all,

    I am from southwest Missouri. I just got my first smoker for Christmas, which is a MES 30 as well as 32qt Turkey fryer.  I have really no idea what I am doing but look forward to learning how to make some great tasting food.  Going to start tomorrow with a pork tenderloin and go from there. Hope everyone has a great holiday season.
     
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last edited: Dec 26, 2014
  3. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
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    David
     
  4. [​IMG]   Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a cool and rainy day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

     Gary
     
  5. Welcome to the  forum from near Neosho, MO. I have an MES40 and I love it. 

     Are you smoking a tenderloin or a loin? Either way cook it to 145° or so but not over 150° internal meat temp. It's a very lean cut and will dry out fast as you get above that. Enjoy.

    Chuck
     
  6. So the tenderloin turned out so tender, juicy and full of flavor. It was a tad bit salty but after the sauce I made it was great.  I put the pork in a brine overnight simliar to the one Jeff recommends (http://www.smoking-meat.com/october-9-2014-apple-juice-brined-smoked-pork-tenderloin) I did not have his rub so I used an applewood rub. After around 12 hours in the fridge and just a little over 2 hours in the MES 30 at 225 (using applewood chips) the meat temped out at 150. I completely messed up and did not write down my sauce as I was putting it together.  Basically Honey BBQ sauce, apple jelly and crushed red pepper, made for a sweet with hint of spice sauce that completely eliminated the excess salt.  My wife loved and so did my 10 year old and he is a picky eater. Smoked some potatoes also but those need some work.  Looking forward to learning and cooking.  Thanks





     





     
  7. Man that looks good and I'm full

    Gary
     
  8. My apologies I should have put this in FIRST smoke. Just little excited and wanted to share.
     
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  9.  It looks great. I'm glad you had a favorable outcome.

    Chuck
     
  10. If this is your first smoke, you did great, looks wonderful

    Gary           [​IMG]
     
  11. This was my first smoke. My MES 30 did a great job as it was freezing rain.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2014
  12. Freezing Rain, now that's a tough smoke

    Gary
     
  13. The boy and I got out the Pop up tent, screwed down to the deck. It kept everything dry but was still cold as heck.  We had fun though.  
     

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