Couple ?'s....

Discussion in 'Masterbuilt Electric Smoker (MES) Owners' started by inkjunkie, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Just picked up our first generation 40" MES. Was pouring yesterday so I seasoned it in the garage.....with the doors all open...One of the reasons we wanted it was for cold smoking. Dug out a mailbox that the previous owners of our property had stored away in the shed. Planning on doing the "Mailbox Mod". Any suggestions on which 90* elbow to get to go into the side of the MES? How about the dryer tube? Any particular style better than another? How about length? Will be building a table to put the MES on as well as our XL BGE and the Mini one as well....Guessing the table is going to be 8' long or so.....and will have a roof of some sorts on it so smoking/cooking in the rain/snow will not be a problem....Thanks in advance for any help...
  2. Sounds like your going to have a pretty inviting table :)

    I have not done the mod but someone certainly will chime in.

    Have fun with all those toys!
  3. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Thanks....where in Glendale are you at? I used to live on the other side of the Valley, east Mesa...
  4. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Inkjunkie!

    I  have a 1st gen MES30. It has a 3" hole where the chiploader goes in, so that's the size you want to look for. For my mailbox mod, I bought 2 of those twisty, aluminum elbows at Lowe's. Also, a couple O-clamps, a length of 3" aluminum dryer hose, and some metal tape. (I wasn't interested in getting fancy by cutting, bending and riveting one end inside the mailbox; although there are many here who have.) This setup works just fine. Cost around $15, not including the old mailbox.

    Here are a few pics:

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