My very first smoke ever, MES 30 first gen. (Pix!)

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by beedee, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. beedee

    beedee Newbie

    Alright gents, I picked up my MES 30 on Thursday and Friday night I picked up some goods! 4lbs of buffalo wings, 8 premade bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers and a pack of brats. (I will do my own ABTs next time)

    Here is a picture of the wings sitting in a rub I made (from the Masterbuilt site).

    I also sprinkled a little rub on the bacon on the ABTs.

    And here is my MES 30 pre-seasoning as we speak.

    And the final results!!! My wife and our two friends loved it all. I must say I was impressed as well. The sauce I made for the wings was just the right amount of heat, with the right amount of sweet. Everything was so good! I can't wait to use it again.

    I ran at 225 for 2.5 hours, with apple wood chips. I pulled one rack of the wings to sauce them with 35 minutes left. I did pour a little bit of apple juice in the water pan as well at the beginning.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2017
  2. smokinal

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

    Everything looks delicious!

    I'm giving you a point for your first very successful smoke!!!

  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It does look good! Great first smoke!

    So, I know your planning your next smoke, what's on the menu?

    Points for your first!
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Everything looks great


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  6. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    I use my MES30 Gen 1 all the time. I like the wheeled base that you have. Never seen one like that before. When you start getting into longer cooks, check out the threads here on the AMNPS and mailbox mods.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2017
  7. beedee

    beedee Newbie

    Thanks guys!

    The plan for this coming Saturday is a couple racks of baby back ribs. I plan on going "straight through", and then the next time I do ribs, I'll do the 3-2-1 method.

    I also wanted to mention that I added a couple brackets to the dolly after seeing how easily the smoker moved around when I was moving it from the garage to the backyard. So far so good, they keep the smoker snug and in place!

    Last edited: Mar 6, 2017
  8. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Outstanding work!
  9. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great!! Congrats on the first smoke. Plenty of MES users on the forum in kissing myself. Always feel free to ask any questions. Check out Bearcarver's step by steps. You'll be hooked now!!

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