Hi all

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bellybuster, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. hey folks, new owner of a MES bluetooth 30"

       Have been smoking (semi-successfully) for several years beginning with charcoal and then converting to electric on a cheap metal box smoker.

       Had a very hard time with temps so have upgraded to an insulated electric MES.

       Look forward to spending time here reading and learning.

  2. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Hello and welcome here, well Sir I think you will find more success now that

    you have come in here.

    These folks have made even me mostly successful.

    Look around ask questions, have a good time and best of all you get

    to eat good stuff.

    Keep on smokin'                       Ed
  3. smokinal

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

    Welcome to SMF!

    Glad to have you aboard!!

  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC. It's good to have you on this great site.
  5. thanks for the welcome, I've been lacking sleep recently due to constant reading on here. So much to smoke, so little time.
  6. Another hello from SC! I'm also new to the site... new to smoking, as well... and I also bought a MES 30"... the Bluetooth model. The learning curve this past weekend was steep, but fairly quick due to so much info on the site.

    Comments... the Bluetooth is cool, and I don't have ANY problems with the newest iOS app... but the range sucks and I sorta' wish I had gotten the standard stand-alone remote.

    The MES is NOT GOOD at low temperature out of the box. I couldn't get any fire with temp set at 160 degrees. Removing the rails that hold the chip tray and letting the tray sit directly on the coils fixed that problem... but after I finished my salmon, I replaced the rails and have ordered a Amazen 12" tube.

    I have not found temperatures to fluctuate very much... overall I'm pleased... the results were really good, but I can tell I'm going to be tweaking my setup and techniques a lot going forward.

  7. already have a 12" tube on the way and a mailbox mod in the back of my mind. Will look at the chip tray rails too.
  8. [​IMG]   Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a beautiful day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.


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