My new rig

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by benjaminr, May 16, 2009.

  1. Picked it up yesterday at big R's for $180. Got it seasoned last night and had a breakfast fattie this morning with it. Seems to be really nice, Im hoping I dont have any issues with that electric digital control







    look at him go
     
  2. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice smoker! Love mine. To bad it's to shinny, got to get some more smokes going to fix that [​IMG]
     
  3. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats, I have had MES's for 4 or 5 years now (upgraded from the original mdel styles), have a 30" and 40" right now; good electric smokers for the price.
     
  4. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  5. Yeah I am currently working on that! So far so good, but much more delicious things will be sure to come out of it.
     
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the new smoker and good looking fatty!!
     
  7. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice! I wish I got to see your face while you were opening it up...
     
  8. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    Enjoy your new smoker. I really love the ease of use with the MES. I'd done quite a few smokes in it since last Dec. Have fun!
     
  9. I hope you get many, many years of use out of it! I have had my MES SS Sam's model for several years, and love it!

    Was thinking the other day (danger Will Robinson) that I haven't used my offset for... well since I have had the MES... that will change this summer. Today I am doing up to buckboards and three racks of ribs, of course in the MES!

    Enjoy your adventure in fine tuning and your new adventure in the MES, and obtaining your techniques into the TBS!
    Matt
    aka Rocky
     
  10. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congratulations on your new smoker. Doing a fatty first is a good way to test it out.
     
  11. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hope you like it as much as I do mine.

    Good luck with it!
     
  12. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sure is a beauty Ben, congrats on the new smoker. Can't wait to see some of the wonders you create with her.
     
  13. Great way to try out the new smoker with a fattie. i am sure you will have fun with it I love my MES
     
  14. reichl

    reichl Meat Mopper

    I put foil in the water pan and in the drip pan on the bottom, it helps a lot with clean up. Also you may want to check the actual temp of the MES compared to what the digital readout says... mine runs 25-30 degrees hotter than what it says it does.
     
  15. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    I do what Reichl suggest. Foil makes clean up a bit easier. Foil the water pan and drip pan at the bottom. I also find my 30" MES runs a little hotter but it varies with the cycling of the heater. When it's on it runs about 25* hotter and when off it runs a bit lower than the read out. It all averages out in the end.
     
  16. Thanks guys I was looking it over thinking of ideas for smokes this weekend and I thought I should cover the drip pan and bottom tray with foil so I did. Then saw you guys posted it on here, so I hope I can stay with the learning curve here.

    Oh my face were definitely looking like this [​IMG] now all I can think about it what im going to do next that will taste just as awesome.
     

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