Switching from chip to chunk in my MES. Have a ?...

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by ninjasmoker, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. ninjasmoker

    ninjasmoker Newbie

    I lose way to much heat from my rig having to replace fast burning chips. I was thinking of getting maybe 2or 3 chunks and a briquette and seeing how I fare. My main concern is getting the chunks to smoke in an electric.

    I thought maybe get them going in a chimney then drop them in the smoker?

    Does this seem reasonable, or will the smoker do fine on its own?

  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Skip messing around with either chips or chunks. Get an AMNPS A-MAZE-N Pellet Smoke Generator and for a small amount of money you can generate up to 10 hours of smoke at ANY temp the MES can be set to including completely off for Cold Smoking. The MES has to be reloaded every 30-40 minutes, this is a real PITA during a 20 hour Brisket smoke, over night, in the winter. And the MES will only generate smoke at a minimum temp of 180°F. Cheese will melt and sausage fat will melt out at this temp. The AMNPS eliminates all these hassles and lets you smoke anything at any temp. Take a look at the links below and enter the contest you may even win one...JJ


    Last edited: Nov 21, 2013
  3. diamondmarco

    diamondmarco Smoke Blower

    Chef JimmyJ has it right. The AMNPS removes the last hurdle to effortless smoking. Start it up and walk away. If Masterbuilt would design an MES with the AMNPS in mind or already built in I think they'd have a huge success. Until then we have to add it ourselves. Either way it's a win-win.
  4. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Chef JimmyJ is spot on. The AMNPS is the way to go. And he should know about winning one [​IMG]....

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