MES taking forever to heat up

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by bgosnell151, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Maybe it is my imagination, but its been about an hour and its only at 106°. This is the first I've had it oit this year and don't remember it taking this long.
    Heating to 240° to do a butt. Outside temp is around 70° and not much of a breeze at all. The smoker is sitting in direct sunlight too.
    2nd year with my MES 30 1st gen. Any thoights or insights would be helpful. Oh, and my wife said that she thinks it is just being a butt and going through a stall. Thought that was funny and creative.
  2. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    I had a case of the dumbs... all good.
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    let's see.   Sitting in the sun on a 70 degree day with the temp reading 107 degrees?   Did you plug it in? or turn the knob to on?  HeHe  happens to the best of us!!
  4. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Sadly I never turned the time on after turning on the temp... sooo, it just shut off right away.
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL----Been there, Done That !!!

    Will Never happen again!!!

    Ever since that happened, The first thing I do is set it for 20 hours, so the only way it shuts off is when I personally shut it off!!!

  6. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Currently my butt is wrapped at 166°. Wrapped it at 160°. Might as well put some pics since I started this disaster of a thread.
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good from here so far!![​IMG]

    How'd you make out??

  8. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Final product was awesome. Used 3 parts OJ, 1 part rum for the mpp and Pitmaster Special pellets. My Maverick stoped working, which is annoying considering it is only a year old, so I went out and got a Weber thermometer. I actually like it a lot.
  9. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

  10. shimsham

    shimsham Fire Starter

    Rum and OJ sounds like an awesome mop. I'm going to try that.
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup---Looks Real Good, Brad!![​IMG]

    Nice Job!![​IMG]

  12. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    The best part was, I had a tiny bit left over, so I drank it.
  13. After u stuck ur brush in it???? Ummmm not sure I would of done that. Maybe u had it mixed in separate container?
  14. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    I was actually spraying on and then spreading with a brush. Wouldn't have drank after the brush was in it. With pure liquid, I always spray on.

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