Mes mod. for hot-spot

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by stovebolt, Jan 28, 2012.

  1.  I had an idea while playing with my MES40 a while back. I had been wondering about the temperature difference between the display and a good digital therm placed very near where the internal probe is.

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     I thought that maybe all the heat coming up the back wall which creates the notorious hot-spot might be heating up the back wall to the point of affecting the therm probe.

     So here is what I tried.

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     I took a new cheap pan and flattened the lip on one end so that it would sit right against the rear wall and act as a duct to capture the heat coming up the back wall and move it toward the front and toward the center. Not only did it eliminate the majority of the hot-spot, but by keeping  

    so much heat concentrated on the back wall that now my display therm and remote therm located right by it read within a couple of degrees of each other. My meat probe has always been spot on.

     I haven't played with it much at this point but it seems to be a success.

     Any thoughts about this or has anyone tried something similar?   

     Chuck

      
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    That looks interesting...I have only used a tile so far...Unfortunately I don't have the tools to do cool mods like that...My only tools are Knives[​IMG]...JJ
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012

  3.   I bet you've got some fantastic knives.

      Chuck    
     
  4.  My first post should have said "by keeping so much heat from being concentrated on the back wall". I even proof read that post and didn't catch that. Too many MMO Manhattans. MMO = Marvel Mystery Oil. The gear-heads will know what that is.

     Chuck  

                               
     
  5. smokinal

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

    To me that looks like a perfect solution to the hot spot problem.
     

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