new to MES: Wood chip tray on MES-where should it be?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by lenm, May 8, 2015.

  1. lenm

    lenm Newbie

    I'm new to the MES. I just Pre-seasoned my MES30 per the directions. The ashes were on the burner coils. Shouldn't they be on the wood chip tray? Did I put in the wood chip tray in the wrong spot? Should it be on top of the burner coils so the chips fall right onto it when I twist the chip loader?
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The tray should look like this.

    The long piece of metal goes under the element, the short piece goes over it
  3. lenm

    lenm Newbie

    Got it! Thank you-perfect timing as I am ready to load the brisket now for overnight smoking.
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Patience [​IMG]
  5. lenm

    lenm Newbie

    Hello smokers!

    I just pulled out three slabs of brisket from my new MES30 after 12 hours at 250 degrees and with IT at 189. I wrapped them in foil to cool. I'm not sure if tender enough. One felt tender with the "fork test". I'm not sure about the other two. Attached are pictures.

    I am thinking of putting them wrapped in foil in a standard oven for a couple more hours since I don't need them until much later. Should I do it?


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