Went Electric

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by bowvalley, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. bowvalley

    bowvalley Fire Starter

    I just made the move to electric. Have 3 kids under 5 and spent too much time burning or not getting smoke while running in the house to stop a disaster. [​IMG] Went and got a Masterbuilt and have one round of jerky through it. Have some deer summer sausage on the racks right now. We'll see how it goes. Will be spending a lot of time learning in the electric section now. Going 120 for 3 hours and upping to 160 here in another hour. I welcome any suggestions on how to do summer sausage with the M.B. I'm off to do some searching and learning.
  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    congrats on the new smoker, I don't have the MB but I burn 2 electrics and I enjoy the less hassle .
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the new smoker and I hope it takes care of your needs with all them kids it will be easier for you.
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congratulations, a good choice I believe...[​IMG]
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats and welcome to the forum. You are going to enjoy the addiction
  6. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    Congrats, good temp control. Lots of good advice on MES here
  7. bowvalley

    bowvalley Fire Starter

    thanks all
    thanks for the link chainsaw
  8. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]sounds to me like you need to get rid of the electiric and get something that takes more time so you spend less time makin the kids and more time cookin meat
  9. bowvalley

    bowvalley Fire Starter

    I agree. Though I wouldn't trade them for anything I can also remember how easy life was when it was just the 2 of us.
  10. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    very true they are the best thing going, my daughter is a senior in college and my boy is a junior in high school, i get depressed realizing he is gone off in a year and a half, then its just me the wife and my dog left enjoy em while they are young
  11. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  12. mnbike

    mnbike Fire Starter

    It sounds like you already know what you're doing. Thats the temps I used for doing my deer summer sausage on my MES. Make sure you have something in your bowl to keep your temp stabil. I've used water in the past, but a wile back someone suggested sand. I got a bag od playsand from the local super store. Deer season begins in a couple of weeks up here. Hopefully I'll have something soon to try making more sausage with!

  13. bowvalley

    bowvalley Fire Starter

    Thanks ron, going to try some of these for sure.
  14. bowvalley

    bowvalley Fire Starter

    Really, sand? That is interesting. I have never heard that before. Going to have to go check the temp here. I want internal temp of 165 right? Does anyone crank it up at the end and toss the sausage in ice water? In the past I went right to the fridge, but after searching threads that might not be the right way to go.
  15. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I do the ice water bath till internals are 110' if I remember.
  16. bowvalley

    bowvalley Fire Starter

    I was thinking 110-120 range, wasn't really sure though. Thx ronp.
  17. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    When you get the joy of having your oldest of 9 grandkids living with you to go to college you will realize how lucky you are
  18. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    All 5 of mine have left the nest. I really enjoyed them when they were young. It was great, right about up to the time the figured out how to roll over. It was all downhill after that...
  19. txbigred

    txbigred Meat Mopper

    Internal temp to 152 and it's done! Cold water shower or bath for 5-10 minutes, then hang to dry & bloom for a few hours then into the cooler for an overnight stay.......

  20. txbigred

    txbigred Meat Mopper

    How true!! [​IMG]


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