New MES 30 setup and seasoning

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by bloodbath, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. I set up my MES 30  and put in my AMNPS & Maverick ET 732.  Here is what it looked like:

    When the smoker reached 275, the Maverick read 282, 285.  That was actually better than I expected!

    I placed the transmitter on a rib rack just to be safe.  I later saw that I could placed it on top of the digital system on the smoker, but it will cover up some of the readout.

    Can the transmitter sit safely on top of the smoker?  Any other suggestions?

    Thanks all.  I will be smoking a 17lb turkey Monday for my first smoke.   WISH ME LUCK!!  And yes, I will upload photos.
  2. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Myine sets on top of my MES has not had a problem yet

    Looks like you are geared up and ready to go.

    Just a thought if you don't own a small blow torch go buy one. You'll be glad you did,

    I think turkeys my favorite smoke, then you get turkey sandwichs, turkey gumbo, turkey salad, turkey spaghetti, etc etc etc...if there is any left over!
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good luck with "Big Bird" Hehehe. Keep a log of your cooks for reference and improvement in your techniques.

    And be sure to have Q-view. [​IMG]
  4. Oh, my injector recipe calls for celery seeds.  Will that go through a cheapo injector alright?
  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ya know thats a pretty darn good idea.......... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2013
  6. bapoo 1369

    bapoo 1369 Newbie

    Don't forget to boil the bones and scraps for SUPER smoked turkey soup.
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Blood Bath,

    Mine is the same design as yours, and I always lay it on the left side of the top. It gets a lot hotter on the right side of the top.


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