New MES 30

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by townes, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. Went shopping for a new smoker today.    Found this at Walmarts....


    Serial Number  20071910....looks to be a Gen 1 :)

    Now to figure out what AMP I need to for it.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2015
  2. Just arrived today


    Now to find the best spot for it :)

     
  3. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The maze goes on the two rails to the left of the wood chip holder like this:

    I have the MES 20070910 30-Inch without the window and really like it. The AMNPS is all I use for the smoke source.
     
  4. Thanks daRicksta.   The AMPS sits perfect in that spot.  Smoking a stuffed loin and the smoke has been going perfect.
     
  5. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You're welcome, Townes. To me, the real fun with the AMNPS is in using the different wood pellet varieties. Some guys stick with hickory but I'm into creating flavor profiles. I found out a few weeks ago that oak wood pellets create a perfect marriage with beef brisket. I buy all my wood pellets from Todd Johnson. They're 100% wood.
     
  6. I decided to build a stand for the smoker. I wanted to keep the budget under $45 including cover.  Using items around the house I was able to keep it at $42. 

    I won't call it pretty but it works well. 

    All the wood (except the box top) was from broken pallets.

    The box top is from scrap plywood I had in the garage.

    The spar varnish was left over from general boat maintenance.

    Purchased

    Cover - $20 Lowes

    Caster wheels - 2 swivel and 2 stationary $8 Harbor Freight

    Door hardware - $5 Lowes

    Steel Metal - $9 Lowes





       thanks for looking
     
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  7. brickguy221

    brickguy221 Smoking Fanatic

    You can be proud of yourself. [​IMG]   [​IMG]  
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2015
  8. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very cool. [​IMG]
     

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