Question about the mes I have ordered

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by meemeemisty, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. Hi!
    Newbie here and I dont a question about the mes I have ordered. Do I have to burn wood chips the entire time I am using the smoker? On the brinkman we used I would do the 3-2-1 method, but with no wood after the first three just charcoal to keep the fire going.
    What steps will I need to do this in the mes?
    I am hoping with the mes I will not need my fireman aka husband and be able to smoke more on my own and when I want since I have fell in love with it.
    With our brinkman we had some good results but had a very hard time keeping a consistent temp.
    Thanks in advance for any help!
  2. You are going to love your MES. I would recommend you fill the water pan with sand or pebbles then wrap with foil. Get a good thermometer because the factory ones on most smokers are way off. Keep the door closed and smoke to IT not by time.

    I see this is your first post. When you get a chance will you drop by roll call so everyone can give you a proper SMF welcome?

    Happy smoken.

  3. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    3-2-1 method would be the same with the MES which means wood smoke isn't necessary during the foiled part and it's up to you if you want to apply additional wood smoke during the final hour when you're mopping or basting ribs (there are those who do a similar method for brisket over a longer period of time).

    I'm one of the many here who touts the A-MAZE-N Pellet Smoker (it's a metal tray that fits inside the smoker). When I first got my MES 30 Gen 1 I used wood chips the first 3 times or so but found them a big hassle since I was always adding chips every 20-30 minutes. Once you get the AMNPS technique down , it produces thin blue smoke (TBS) for 12 or more hours, depending on various factors. I always recommend to start out smoking with wood chips to see if someone likes it or not before they decide to order the AMNPS or the other A-MAZE-N smokers that use wood dust.

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