MES issues

Discussion in 'Pork' started by connie lu, Aug 24, 2014.

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    Hi All.... New to MES ( 40" w window) and new to this forum. Smoked 5 lb pork shoulder yesterday. 11.5 hours at 225, stooped at dark w internal temp of 193, and it had zero bark. Did not use water pan. No real smoke flavor either . Have made bigger n better shoulders on my charcol Webber. What is the deal? Feel in like I wasted my paycheck on this. Any thoughts please? Ty, Connie Ly
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like everything worked pretty good, except for the smoke.

    The chip burners in electric smokers are not a good way to produce smoke---They get a variable amount of smoke, between Zero & too much smoke. There are a few good smoke generators on the market, but the favorite on this forum, including mine is the Amazing "AMNPS".  Once you learn how to get it lit properly, you can load it with wood pellets, light one end, put it in your smoker, and enjoy perfect smoke for up to 11 hours without touching it.

    Bear
     
  3. Thanks Bear... Will give that a go this coming weekend
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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