Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by zekesman, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. zekesman

    zekesman Newbie

    Hi, I am a total newbe and have tons of Q's.First I have a MES 30 and a polder 2 probe. I also have an oven thermometer. None of them agree on temp. It ranges from 300 on oven thermo 275 on MES 290 & 280 on the polder. Next should i put wood chips in dry or soaked. Thanks in advance with more to come            Vic
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Test the Polder thermometers using boiling water that way you know what the temps should read and you can tell how far off they are if they are off at all. Then you can use them to check the oven thermo.

    Try using the chips dry and see how that works for you
  3. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    I have an MES30 and have never soaked my chips and have had wonderful smokes.
  4. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome !!!!!!
  5. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    oh and welcome aboard
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!
  7. larrym

    larrym Meat Mopper

    Welcome to SMF.  I also have an older MES 30 analog type.  I have used both wet n dry chips.  I prefer dry, they start to smoke faster.  As far as thermometers, I have an oven rack one inside that seems to be working okay, I also take a scrub pad to the door thermometer probe, once clean it is fairly accurate.
  8. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  9. terry colwell

    terry colwell Smoking Fanatic

    [​IMG] Welcome to the Mad House
  10. [​IMG] and happy smoking.

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