Newbie in MA

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by gavroche, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. gavroche

    gavroche Newbie

    Hello all,

    My Name is Mike and I reside in Massachusetts.  Brand new to the smoking hobby and look forward to sharing with all of you.  My smoker is a new MES 30 with an AMNPS -Tray, and a Maverick Et-732 Remote Thermometer.  I tried my hand at some beef jerky this weekend.  It came out better than I thought, but not as good as I think it should have.  After poking around in the Jerkey forum, I found some rookie mistakes that I made.  Meat too moist, not enough ventilation, laid flat instead of tooth pick method, etc...  Took approx. 7 hours for about 3 lbs of eye of round to finish up, but they were still the hit of the party! I wish I would have come across Cougar78's post "Beef Jerky: Ten Pounds, Two Types (with Pics)" sooner.  I plan on giving this a try this upcoming weekend.  

    Happy Smokin'

  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  3. gavroche

    gavroche Newbie

    Richie, thanks for your reply. I'm no carpenter, but I think I could make that rack. Good looking and a simple mod. I have to learn not to be afraid to modify my smoker. Thanks again for sharing. I see you have ties to MA too. I work on the Attleboro line, in Seekonk and live in Lizzie Borden's home town.

  4. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Welcome!  You better get to smoker cooking ASAP.  The snow will be here soon haha!
  5. gavroche

    gavroche Newbie

    I agree on both counts...Winter is coming!
  6. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    And the night is dark and full of terrors. 
  7. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Small world Mike my son takes the train from Attelboro every morning,My son in Law is on the fire dep in Seekonk

  9. tumbleweed1

    tumbleweed1 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome aboard.

    I also have an MES30 & am loving it.


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