MES, how many watts?

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by pitrow, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    Some friends and I are talking about putting together a pot luck next weekend and I'm thinking of bringing my MES and smoking some ribs, or maybe a butt, doesn't matter what really, just that I'd like to smoke something.

    The downside is that we'll be in a campground away from electricity. So I'm wondering how many watts an MES pulls during full heatup? I wonder if I could run it off a generator. Does anyone know how many watts the heating element is rated for?

  2. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    thank you! I should easily be able to handle that with my 1850.
  3. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds like a good excuse to grab another smoker.........that doesn't have a cord. LOL
  4. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    lol... that might just be an option too... [​IMG]
  5. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep it never hurts to have more than one !! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  6. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yup & I sure wouldn't want to be your neighbor camping next to a generator running that long.
  7. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    In the {30" or 40"?} thread for MES, most people said that if you could, get the 40" even though times to heat might take longer because they both used the same element. Above, TH says otherwise. Can anyone verify this one way or the other?

    Also as a side-note: I wanted to cut and paste this quote and put it into the 30-40 thread but right-click doesn't bring up a way to copy or cut, just to paste. Is there a way to do that that I'm missing?
  8. trent741

    trent741 Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    I tried it & it works for me.....did you highlight what you wanted to copy first? Try highlighting it and then right click and you will see the copy

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