New member from Glendale, Arizona

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smoking602, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Hello everyone,

    I am writing to you from Glendale Arizona, I don't really know how to cook or grill but I got really fascinated with learning about how to make ribs which lead me to learning about smokers and finally bought my first smoker! I have a MES 30" that I purchase 2 weeks ago and already have 2 baby rack ribs and a whole chicken under my belt.  

    I currently have a AMNTS 12" on the way and a new Maverick ET732 in order to get a good readout for my temps, I want to see how far if any my stock thermometers are.  The only real complaint I have about the MES 30 is that I can't seem to fit a full rack of ribs in there without cutting off a bit off the end.... Maybe I should look into a bigger smoker?  I was actually thinking about returning the MES30 for a 40" but would still have the same problem,  or I could just stick it out with the 30 until I get more experience under my belt
  2. Some people will disagree, but it's hard to beat the flavor and texture of meat cooked on a side-firebox smoker (SFB). I would keep the MES 30, but start researching an SFB. The cheap ones are inefficient, the good ones are expensive, and unless you have access to smoking wood on your own property or a trusted supplier, or burn store-bought charcoal on sale, it's hard to justify the expense. But, they are fun and the food is great. The MES will come in handy when you just don't have time to tend to an SFB.

    Just food for thought.[​IMG]
  3. Welcome , Smoker . Glad you found our 'Hood' and hope you decide to become a neighbor.

    Your ECB will be a good training tool for beginning learning Smoking.  Herr's a quick trick for whole racks of Ribs in your Smoker . . . make a circle of the Rack and set them down on edge to cook (same theory as a Rib holder but a smaller footprint)..

    Practice often and post the Q-view.

    Have fun and . . .
  4. [​IMG]   Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a cooling down East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about                  everything

  5. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
    Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
    because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
    Happy smoken.

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