New MES Bluetooth Digital smoker

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by parrot-head, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Gary!!

    You're too kind. [​IMG]

    Bear
     
  2. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Does your AMNPS keep smoking for hours if you let it go outside of the smoker?? This is the #1 test many newbie AMNPS users never conduct. I used to notice that when I had problems keeping it lit inside my AMNPS after I finished the smoke and there was no meat inside the smoker the AMNPS would then continue to burn until the wood pellets had turned to ash and gone out. It would also burn with no problem on the ground before being placed inside the smoker. That confirmed to me the problem was not with the AMNPS but with the airflow inside the MES 30. I've mentioned in other posts how I fixed that problem last year.
     
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup----And then after it's been smoking good, because it was lit properly, it's really hard to get it to stop smoking. You have to separate the unburned from the burning pellets real good. It just doesn't want to stop !!!

    This tells me that the Number one reason for them going out is because they weren't lit properly to begin with. Then comes high altitude, poor air flow, damp pellets, etc, etc....

    Bear
     
  4. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I always forget about the high altitude part but then I have a high attitude so perhaps that's why. No idea what that means but it was fun to write.

    I typically have enough unburnt pellets left so I do that separating thing when I'm done. Even though my garage is uninsulated which means it gets damp during the winter, I can have leftover pellets from the previous summer sitting in my AMNPS and when I bring it for the new summer of smoking those pellets when mixed with pellets out of the plastic bag will both light and burn. This is why I've never bothered to nuke the pellets; never had a need to.
     
  5. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Are then any Gen 2.5 models that dont have bluetooth or any fancy gimics?
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I got from a good source that they are all Bluetooth.

    Only options I know that you could get without would be No glass in door, 4 grills instead of 6.

    Some have legs on bottom instead of the closed in thing with the drawer, but I have no idea which is cheaper.

    Like I said, since it is so new you just gotta shop around.

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2015
  7. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Yeah I will skip the window Re: cleaning.  I probalby wont need more than 4 grills.  Leg's would be nice.  I will see what I can find.
     
  8. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

     
  9. Hey guys, got a flier in the mail today from Cabelas. MES 40 Bluetooth is on sale - $379.99. Save $50. Flier says sale is for Ohio and WV stores , not sure about others and online. I've been waiting for it to go on sale.....time to pull the trigger!
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well if you're gonna get one of those, I doubt if you'll find a better price than that by waiting.

    Don't forget to keep us posted on your success!!

    Bear
     
  11. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Thanks for sharing.  Try and find a coupon and stack it. 
     
  12. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    It's $380 on the website, looks like it's nationwide.
     
  13. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    How does that shield protect the LCD panel?
     
  14. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Also I'm pretty sure you can get Bass Pro to price match if there isnt a Cabelas nearby.
     
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It doesn't actually protect it.

    It keeps the Sun off, so you can read it easier.

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2015
  16. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    I am a lefty as well. Just wondering....which sock/shoe do you put on first?
     
  17. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Left sock always goes on first. With the shoes, I'm just so darned capricious that if I've just put on my right sock and so the right foot is on my left knee I'll reach for the right shoe first. If I need to go get the shoes after both socks are already on, it'll typically be the left shoe first unless I choose the right one instead.

    And you?
     
  18. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    right side first. Every time I go out to get new boots I always try on just the right side.
     
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds familiar----If the right shoe isn't too tight you're good to go, because most people's right foot is a half size bigger than the left?????

    Bear
     
  20. My feet started growing again about 2 years ago  

    Gary
     

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