30" MES Heating Element Upgrade

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by smokingnjapan, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. I've been reading all through the forums and was wondering if it is possible to upgrade the heating element in the 30" MES. The one I was thinking is on Amazon for $27.00 and is a 1250 watt. I just want to get the best out of my smoker when it arrives, hoping next week. Any of you guys mod your smokers with a different element, if so how is it working out for you. Thanks gents.

  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    If it's the digital 30" i don't know that it would help as the controller will turn it on and off at set temps.  Also , The insulation may not be rated for the extra heat?

    No matter which type 30" ,i would wait till the warenty is over b4 doing any permanant mods.
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would certainly use the MES the way it came for a while. You may find you like it just the way it is!
  4. Sounds good gents, I'll hold off on it then and just use it as is when it arrives.
  5. doerunner

    doerunner Newbie


    If your MES model number ends in "06" and you find a way to put in a new element, ANY ELEMENT, please let me know!!!!!! THANKS

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