4th of July Party!

Brentr

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Ok I am very angry about photobucket however I am going to use imgur and see if i can get some pics here. Smoke turkey breast is out. Hopefully I can cool my anger with a shock top:cheers:



Ribs still to come

 

chiefwej

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Jun 12, 2011
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Brent,

Looks good. Is that a MES 40 smoker? Those make it so darned easy to turn out great smoked meat that they are banned in all the BBQ contests. I've been using one for years and love it. I would highly recommend you add the A-MAZE-N smoker tray to it. It works so well that it ought to be standard equipment in every single MES.
 

chiefwej

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Yes it is a Masterbuilt 40. It has blue tooth so I can control it with my iPhone or iPad
Mine is way too old to have any of that, but I do use a Maverick wireless thermometer when doing multiple meats at the same time. The smoker tray is the best addition you could ever make. It takes what is already easy to the next level. Funny that people who grew up in Texas eating BBQ, have said that I turn out the best brisket they have ever had. I don't think many BBQ joints use prime meat, but still, most of the credit goes to the MES and how darn easy it is to turn out great Q.
 

Paul & Crystal

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May 25, 2014
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Oklahoma City, OK
Here's my pork tenderloin made from joyfulnoise's recipe Tripled.

1 medium sweet yellow onion sliced thin
sauteed in oil and placed in oversized crock
7 1/2 lbs pork loin
grill master rub (could not find Stubbs)
seared in iron skillet
placed in crock
4 1/2 C root beer
2 bottles Stubbs mesquite
crocked on low 6-7 hours
chopped and returned to sauce

This was amazing!
Smithfield Prime Meat cost about $18 - fed 12 people, many had 2nds, and still have half a crock left. Everyone loved it. Many many compliments!

Thanks Matt.
 

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JoyfulNoise

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Pool Size
16000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Looks great, wish I were there! We had pizza tonight :(
 

Paul & Crystal

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May 25, 2014
558
Oklahoma City, OK
That's my everything salad

spring mix torn to bite size
cherry tomatos halved
sliced onion
carrot shreds
brocoli
dried cranberries
strawberries
almond
pumpkin seeds
feta cheese

anything else I have that sounds good

greek dressing

all organic
 

johnnysnok

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Feb 25, 2011
227
South Jersey
Brent,

Looks good. Is that a MES 40 smoker? Those make it so darned easy to turn out great smoked meat that they are banned in all the BBQ contests. I've been using one for years and love it. I would highly recommend you add the A-MAZE-N smoker tray to it. It works so well that it ought to be standard equipment in every single MES.
i have an older Masterbuilt, can you tell me more about this Tray??
 

chiefwej

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Jun 12, 2011
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Re: A-MAZE-N Smoker Tray

The tray holds wood pellets. Best I've found are Pitmaster's choice from the same supplier, but you can find lots of different wood pellets from various sources. It sets on the two bars that are next to the heating element, bottom right in my box. It can be used in smokers other than MES. The pellets are in rows so that it takes a long time to burn from one end to the other. Instead of using wood chips and smoke level going up and down as the heat cycles, the pellets are a consistent and long lasting source of smoke. You can even smoke foods with out the heat on (smoked cheese anyone), with this tray you could do cold smoking in a cardboard box.

Although some claims are for up to twelve hours of smoke, it doesn't really burn that long. Meats only absorb smoke flavor during the first few hours anyway. No chips in the tray, just leave the tray very slightly open to allow air into the box, also leave the intake vent/chip feeder ajar. Top vent full open. The pellet tray must be lit using a propane torch. Allow to burn for about five min or so, blow out flame, insuring you have a real good glowing "cherry" in the tray and put the tray in place. Just be sure grease doesn't drip in it. Now, consistent smoke, consistent heat, no flair ups, no adding chips every fifteen min. No fooling with the air supply to keep chips smoking without burning up.

Not cheap at about $30, but worth every penny. Check it out online.

Happy smoking.
Bill
 

pooldv

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That sounds awesome! That is for that. I need one pronto.

More party preppin

Gilligan cleaning the pool



Game on!



 

johnnysnok

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Feb 25, 2011
227
South Jersey
Re: A-MAZE-N Smoker Tray

The tray holds wood pellets. Best I've found are Pitmaster's choice from the same supplier, but you can find lots of different wood pellets from various sources. It sets on the two bars that are next to the heating element, bottom right in my box. It can be used in smokers other than MES. The pellets are in rows so that it takes a long time to burn from one end to the other. Instead of using wood chips and smoke level going up and down as the heat cycles, the pellets are a consistent and long lasting source of smoke. You can even smoke foods with out the heat on (smoked cheese anyone), with this tray you could do cold smoking in a cardboard box.

Although some claims are for up to twelve hours of smoke, it doesn't really burn that long. Meats only absorb smoke flavor during the first few hours anyway. No chips in the tray, just leave the tray very slightly open to allow air into the box, also leave the intake vent/chip feeder ajar. Top vent full open. The pellet tray must be lit using a propane torch. Allow to burn for about five min or so, blow out flame, insuring you have a real good glowing "cherry" in the tray and put the tray in place. Just be sure grease doesn't drip in it. Now, consistent smoke, consistent heat, no flair ups, no adding chips every fifteen min. No fooling with the air supply to keep chips smoking without burning up.

Not cheap at about $30, but worth every penny. Check it out online.

Happy smoking.
Bill
Thanks, i checked them out and ordered one. I've had my MES for about 4 years, i cant believe i never stumbled upon there earlier. Leave it to TFP to help me out!! Thanks Happy 4th everyone.