Re-Mod to my MES 30...

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by daveomak, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    For some time, I had an added flex duct to move the heat/smoke to the center of the MES 30, to try and overcome the hot spots.... Heat created by the AMNPS during cold smoking...  

    Well, it finally crumbled from salts and stuff that dripped on it when the "water pan" was not installed...  I use the water pan for additional heat deflection to get a uniform heat flow through the smoker...  Also the chip pan for heat distribution is left in...  I'm back to ~10º difference throughout the smoker...

    I drilled a hole in the flex elbow that protrudes to the inside of the smoker..  drilled a hole through the family size soup can.... 

    placed a chunk of wire through the two holes and there it hangs..

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    Last edited: Feb 15, 2016
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks like a great idea. I only use my MES for cheese, lox, bacon, & sausage. Mostly cold smoking, except for the sausage. So there's not much heat involved. Still the temps inside are pretty uneven, also I would like to get the smoke out to the middle or left side, since the vent is top right.

    Al
     
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Al, morning.....  This little "tunnel" is how I moved the exhaust to the center of the smoker...   It works very good.......    Dave

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  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Ah Ha!,

    Is that a piece of aluminum gutter?

    How do you have it attached?

    Al
     
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Click on the pic to enlarge...  there's a bump in the middle....  there are 2 small holes drilled in it below the exhaust adjuster...   wire ran down, in and out the holes and back up...   twisted to the exhaust adjuster...   

    Aluminum flashing picked up at the farm store...    It's about 1" tall opening... 
     
  6. meatpacker

    meatpacker Fire Starter

    Dave could you have flanges the flashing and pop riveted it to the top
     
  7. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice upgrade Dave - Keep up the good work!
     
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

     I could but I want it removable....    2 smokes now and it hasn't fallen off... or moved....   the holes are very small and so is the wire....
     
  9. meatpacker

    meatpacker Fire Starter

    Why would you want to remove it? Cleaning?  I may do the mod but I think I will install it with a track to slide it out to clean.
     

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