Old MES with pellet smoker

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by cincyjames, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. cincyjames

    cincyjames Newbie

    Just got my A-Maze-N pellet smoker in the mail a couple days ago and decided to fire it up today.

    I have a 30" MES that doesn't have the side chip loader.  Basically all i have is the vent in the back for airflow and the little bit that sneaks out the door on the sides.

    I tried compacting the pellets and leaving them lit for 10 mins as directed but after about 15 mins, they start to dwindle down to producing very little smoke.  Is this a sign that there's not enough airflow in the smoker?

    I've read a lot of problems with the MES but most of the posts are owners of the model with the side chip loader.

    Thanks for any tips for this new guy!

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