So how accurate is the temps in my MES 40" gen 2?

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by todbnla, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Since Santa got me a new lime green Maverick 733 and I have been curious to see how off the temps were in my MES 40", so I did a lil test today while smoking a pair of yard birds, I was actually kinda surprised the temps were as close as they were:

    Shows temp inside smoker, stunned how close these were:

    (253 on MES display/remote and 257 on 733!)

    Shows MES probe temp, NOT surprised this was off:

    (143 of MES display/remote versus 127 on 733, a 16 degree difference, which I  heard the norm was about 20 degrees off)

    Overall I was quite pleased, my new years day yard birds will be killer none the less and were making some black eye suzies w/pork butt chunks, crab boil cabbage, and some good old fashioned cornbread, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
  2. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like you have an accurate controller

    Measure each rack and in multiple places on each rack

    Don't let the temp probe touch the metal racks

    I have to set my controller to 205ish to maintain 225-230 on the middle racks

    If I set the controller to 275, the middle racks will be over 300 degrees
  3. Good info thanks, BTW I have your AMNTS still in my stocking w/some killer pellets too I am dying to try out....soon. :)
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2015
  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    In No Way is my post meant to be a slam on the Gen 2

    Every smoker will have it's own characteristics and you need to know them

    Each of my 4 MES 40's have a little diff temp on the center racks and I just compensate by raising or lowering the controller temp.
  5. Not taken to be a slam in any fashion, I work in manufacturing and understand these things are massed produced in high volume in China so variances will normally occur, very pleased with mine in the 6mths I have owned it. [​IMG]

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