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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by tyfins13, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. tyfins13

    tyfins13 Newbie

    Hi everyone,

    I am new to smokingmeatforums. I hail from Saskatchewan, Canada. I just purchased my first electric smoke from Cabelas. It is a MES 30. I seasoned it yesterday and am eager to try it for real. I have smoked on my natural gas Q but am really looking forward to a more intense authentic smoking process.

    With that said I am having a difficult time deciding what to try first on the smoker. Any suggestions are welcome. I am leaning towards ribs or pork butt.

    Also I am wondering about what people have rigged up for their MES to sit/stand on as right now I have it just sitting on my deck. I am looking for ideas for it to sit up a little higher so I don't have to bend down so much. Thanks to everyone who responds and I am sure enjoying all the insightful information on this forum!
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Tyfins 13.  Can't help you with the MES but someone will be along shortly with answers to your questions.  Lots of folks here with your gear. Very popular.

    Happy Smoking!
  3. Welcome to the group. I hear you on the bending over part. Being 6'7" myself I had to build my own smoker to my height. I would think if you check how hot the bottom of the unit gets you could put it up on something. May have to use a stainless steel or blocking of some type. Good luck and keep on smoking. I also built mine to hold more at one time. Doing 3 slabs of baby backs at a time just didn't work for my.
  4. Good morning and welcome to the forum. Chicken is east and cheap a good starter to get familiar with your smoker

    Gary S
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

  6. Welcome to the group!!   I would suggest starting with chicken until you get the feel of your smoker. and yieids great results. 


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