How much wood to add in MES 40"

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by andrew82, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Hello all! I am going to fire up the new MES 40 soon and just had a couple questions about how much wood to add for different kinds of smokes.I am used to the WSM and was just wondering how many chips and how long do i have to keep adding them after every hour or so to get a comparable result of a wood smoker? Maybe just add every 45 min for 2 hours whole poultry? For a butt keep adding every hour for how long? thanks!!
     
  2. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    I don't have a MES but i no a lot of the guys here do.. I also no most of them are running a maze smoker in it. You can check that out at this like.. http://www.amazenproducts.com/   Hope this helps i am sure there will be a MES owner along soon.. Happy smoking..
     
  3. smokinal

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

    You will need to add chips every 30-40 minutes, which is why most of us use the AMNS. It will smoke for 6-8 hours with nice TBS.
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    SmokinAl  X 2

    Bear
     
  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    To answer your question . You should use a palm full of chips every 30 - 40min or so.
     
  6. Thanks! I should be getting my AMNS in the mail today! from what I have read you light both sides but leave the middle empty. how much dust would you use if you were doing ribs?
     
  7. smokinal

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

    Just fill it up & light both ends. If the ribs get done before the dust burns out just take a spoon & pull the burning dust away from the unburned dust, that will keep the rest from burning  and you can save it for next time. I don't leave the middle empty and the fire seems to meet just about in the middle every time. 
     
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Al has gave you some good advice, that is what I do...
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    SmokinAl and Beer-B-Q---Plus 1.

    Bear
     
  10. bogview

    bogview Newbie SMF Premier Member

    In the begining, I had some trouble with too much smoke and creosote in my MES. 2, 3, or 4 chips at a time depending on the size does it. You don't need to see it billowing smoke to be doing the job. The MES is very effecient and much depends on how well your door seal works.
     

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