MES 30

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by darwin101, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. darwin101

    darwin101 Meat Mopper

    Hi all,

    I recently got an electric MES 30 and after the recommended burn in and cleaning I smoked a few chicken breasts. ( Brine for 2 hours, dried and seasoned. )  I only used a few wood chips at a time and refilled the thing 3 times,the chicken tasted like an ashtray.  This has never happened with my other smokers any ideas of what went wrong?

  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Get a AMNPS from Todd
    They work great with a MES.
  3. Did you have your vent the whole way open?
  4. darwin101

    darwin101 Meat Mopper

    Vent wide open and the temp was 225.  I have an AMNPS and will use it soon, was just trying out the MES.
  5. Not sure what to say then - I have an MES 30 but I use an AMNPS with the mailbox mod & never had that problem. The only time I burnt chips in the MES was when I seasoned it...

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