Anyone have issues with thermostat on MES???

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mrad, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. mrad

    mrad Smoke Blower

    I am starting to question the accuracy of my MES thermostat.

    Typically, briskets were taking roughly 1.5 hours per pound at 225.  I would start a 10lber at 4:00am and they would not be finished until 7:00pm  or later.

    The last two times I smoked a brisket, I decided to start them around 12:00 am and up the temp to 240. Both times the brisket was hitting 160's withing 4 hours and IT of 195 by 8 -10 hours turning supper in to lunch.

    I am starting to question the accuracy of the thermostat on the smoker.

    Have any other MES users had issues with the thermostat?
     
  2. I was just checking my temps. in my MES 30 and they are way off. Had it set at 225* and my thermometer is reading 258*.
     
  3. Mine is off around 25 degrees...my mavericks are within 5 degrees of each other.
     
  4. little smokey

    little smokey Smoking Fanatic

    Yes same here and the company says just return the entire thing to the store and swap it out.  I have done that twice and got the same thing back so I am just sticking with it.  I am tired of seasoning smokers just to return them.
     
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  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Check the smoker against a reliable therm and adjust accordingly....  Make a chart if you have to....  No more problems....    Dave
     

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