New MES 30 and AMNPS

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by sm0kin, May 25, 2013.

  1. sm0kin

    sm0kin Fire Starter

    First time posting here, found tons of great info over the last week. I seasoned the smoker yesterday, and smoked some baby back pork ribs today. They should be coming off in a half hour or so. I cant ever leave my equipment alone, always modding and trying to find out what works best. This smoker is no exception! I find the temp gauge to be much more accurate than many reported, my neighbor's Maverick showed within 5 degrees today at many different times. I don't know if I can bank on it, but so far so good. I did find that by removing the chip loader completely and installing a Vance and Hines baffle from my motorcycle that I was able to get much more consistent airflow and smoke from the AMNPS. In 3.5 hours I used 3/4 of one row of pit masters choice. I further tweaked it by adding a small fan that goes low as 1 cfm. Worked like a champ!! 

  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you joined us SM0KIN, :welcome1: from North Dakota!
    Nice mod on the chip loader area!
  3. sm0kin

    sm0kin Fire Starter

    Thanks!! I certainly couldn't leave this thing alone after getting it home. It has a tremendous amount of potential for a unit under 200 bucks!
  4. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Gotta love it!  Is that perforated metal part of the V&H exhaust or the AMAZN pellet tube?  It occurs to me that putting the pellets into that may be a great mod to a great mod!
  5. sm0kin

    sm0kin Fire Starter

    The perforated metal is part of the baffle, and yes, I gave that consideration as well!
  6. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us! Great mod for the AMNPS!!!
  7. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums, Smokin!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...grilling and smoking great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable people here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty!

    Love that mod!  You're gonna fit right in here....

  8. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Cool Mods!

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums.

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Keep us informed of the abilities and shortcomings of this unit , the Wife wants my Ole Butt to get one for Winter, catching colds too easy now.

    Thanks , Stan

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