Using an AMNPS to season a new MES30?

Discussion in 'Masterbuilt Electric Smoker (MES) Owners' started by worktogthr, May 4, 2016.

  1. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Hey All,

    I have seasoned many smokers in the past but the MES30 I have came preseasoned as I bought it used.  I ran my own seasoning process by cleaning everything with mild detergent and water, drying it, and heating the MES to the max and then adding chips every 20-30 minutes for about three hours.  Shortly after that purchase, I got an AMNPS and have never used chips since.  

    I recently got tasked with smoking 100 pounds of sausage for a charity and was lucky enough to find a duplicate  brand new MES30 to what i already have (minus the window)  for next to nothing on craigslist. (I know 2 MES30s are still not large enough for this load, but I have all weekend allotted for it and lots of help)

    Can i just clean everything as I mentioned before and run some pellets in the AMNPS for a few hours instead of using the chips to season.  Seems like less of a hassle?

    If so, how long do you think I should run the AMNPS?  3 hours?  More?

    Thanks everyone for your input.  I'll definitely post some picks when the 100 pounds are smoked!
  2. smokinal

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

    I would think 3 hours would be just fine.

    Man that's a load of sausage!

    Good luck!

    What a great excuse to buy another smoker!

  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think you will be fine with your plans.

    I would follow the seasoning procedure for the MES with the AMNPS.
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    They have you covered 

  5. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks so much guys!!

    Al, it was only $40 bucks brand new in the box! Even if I didnt need it for this event I would have HAD to buy it. My smoker buying addiction needs its fix haha
  6. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Seasoned it today and with the maverick placed right in the middle of the smoker, the digital thermometer in the MES was, to quote a classic film, "Dead on balls accurate!" Haha it was amazing. Stock thermometers are usually always off.

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