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Discussion in 'Sausage' started by sipp, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. sipp

    sipp Fire Starter

    I purchased a mes 30 off amazon last week.i also purchased a amnpsthey arrived.i was going to set up, break in, and smoke Kielbassa yesterday on my mes.but guess what? i got the EAAF error message and now i have to return my smoker and get a new one shipped.should i cold smoke the keilbassa on my gas grll with the amnps and poach?im po'ed.
  2. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    Wow that stinks.  I'm sure your pee'od.    You can cold smoke and poach, just make sure your recipe includes some kind of cure ( cure #1, mortons) 
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  3. jalan43

    jalan43 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Poach it and grill it! Start over with the new smoker!
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    There is no reason you can't do the Kielbasa on the grill with the AMNPS. Give it a few hours with just the AMNPS then push the Kielbasa to one side and light the burner on the far side as low as it will go, you are attempting to be around 180*F but that will be difficult. Continue to smoke the Kielbasa to an IT of 155*F and then cool it in Ice water to under 90*F and refrigerate...Not a perfect scenario but will get you by until...JJ
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012
  5. Just did that with summer sausage last weekend. 4 hours cold smoke with the AMNPS then into a water bath.
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    sipp, morning.... I think the outside temperature is too cold...   Use a hair dryer to warm the temp sensors in the smoker... or a towel soaked in hot water....  there are 2... a probe and a button.... Have the power turned on, have the timer set, (smoker will not work if the timer is not set), run the hair dryer ( or electric heater, small one) until the EAAF code turns into the temp display.... 

    Do not ask why MES has a low limit cut off in the smoker... who ever did that is an idiot...  I guess they don't want you to smoke food when it is cold out....   do anything to heat the probes.....  Dave
  7. sipp

    sipp Fire Starter

    thanks for your help.
    i decided to cold smoke and poach chill.
    it turned out pretty aweful.
    i think i waited to long to do decide what to do with it.
    it had a sour flavor to it.
    My sister-in-law said it looked like something on fear factor.
    postive points....
    figured out my maverick and amnps.
    both seemed to work i need more ingredients and a new mes 30 for try 2.
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Howdy Dave...Great advice, but it was in the high 60's all last week in PA. I think I remember a post where you get the same Error message with a bad sensor or probe...JJ
  9. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]   Good luck!

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