AMPS or AMS for MES 30 Digital Smoker

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by yankeejoe061472, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Well, I just ordered an MES 30 digital after having a bit of bad luck with the Brinkmann electric. After reading all the posts about the AMS and AMPS I am curious what will work best in my new smoker coming next week. I'm curious which model will fit best, and what model will work best for both hot and cold smoking. I'm new to smoking, but I know all you guys will steer me in the right direction. Todd, feel free to chime in, I know you'll take good care of me. Thanks!
     
  2. tjohnson

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

    Pellet Burner for you My Friend!

    Use Coupon Code = SMF$10 for $10 off an AMNPS or AMNPS Package

    Sawdust is great for cold smoking, but is limited to about 180° inside your smoker.

    The New AMNPS burns sawdust or pellets, and pellets perform very well, all the way up to 275°+

    Todd
     
  3. Thanks, Todd. Your response time was exceptional and appreciated. I will order it now. Looking forward to a great Fall of smokin'! Thanks!
     
  4. smokinal

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

    Your gonna love your new AMNPS!
     
  5. Well I got the AMNPS and was wondering where to put it in my MES 30". I'm assuming on the bottom left side of the MES. Is that right? Thanks in advance!
     
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats on getting the smoking game changer in your life. This little device will make your smokes so much easier.
     
  7. smokinal

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


    Yes, I think it will fit on the rails.
     
  8. terry colwell

    terry colwell Smoking Fanatic

    Does a full size brisket fit into a MES 30?
     
  9. garyinmd

    garyinmd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Yankeejoe, the AMNPS fits on the rails right next to the original chip pan.  I attached a pic for reference.

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  10. tjohnson

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


    Great Pic of AMNPS placement in a 30" MES

    Todd
     
  11. Thanks for all the help, guys. I'm going to use my new MES 30" and AMNPS this weekend for the first time. Making a Buffalo Chicken Fattie and a Boston Butt. Can't wait! Is it 5 o'clock Friday yet?
     
  12. smokinal

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

    Don't forget the Q-view!
     
  13. The picture garyinmd provided was exactly what I was looking for.  I have the MES30 and just received my AMNPS.  Unfortunately my AMNPS will not slide onto the rails next to the chip burner as there is a screw protruding about 1/4" from the chip burner.  It's hard to tell what the screw is there for so I'll try to get a better look at it.  The MES30 is new so I'm not sure if they changed something.  Any ideas?  I can try to take a picture if it'll help.
     
  14. garyinmd

    garyinmd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Meaturmaker, I just went out and took some pics of my MES 30 to see what might be the problem. 

    Todd made this thing to work with the MES 30 but as you can see there is not much space between them when the AMPS is installed.  Sorry about the pic but it is the best the flash will do.

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    I pulled out the chip tray and found a bolt that is kinda hard to see in this photo, I believe that if they put this in the other way it may be your problem.

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    Another pic, can see bolt a bit better.

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    This shot shows the clearance with the AMPS as far to the left as it will go, also note the bolt and if it were in the opposite way it could be the issue.

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    This pic show what the bolt does.  If they did not change the inside of the chip tray and this is the issue you should be able to put the bolt in the other way and be ok.

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    Good luck, hope it is this easy.

    Gary
     
  15. Gary - I owe you a beer or five.  Yeah, that's exactly the problem and most likely the fix. If I reverse the bolt so the nut is on the inside like yours, I should be good to go.  Worth a try any who.

    Thanks again and after our first successful smoke I'll toast you and this great forum!

    Cheers guys
     
  16. tjohnson

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

    I suppose some of the MES 30's were assembled with the screws pointing towards the outside.

    Yes, the clearance is very close.

    Thanks for the help guys!!

    Todd
     
  17. garyinmd

    garyinmd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Reply in red, should be the fix and you will love the MES.  There are some quirks just like every smoker used on this site but do a search for MES 30 and most of the questions you will have will have been answered, if not ask away.

    Gary
     
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    took about 45 seconds and as you can see, fits like a glove now!
     
  19. smokinal

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

    Looks like it came with the smoker!
     
  20. tjohnson

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

    WOW!

    Now that's a tight fit!

    This is a GREAT pic of the MES 30 with the wider chip pan.

    If you notice, the heat shield that used to sit between the element and the chip pan is missing, on the new 30" model.

    Get That Smoker Dirty!

    Todd
     

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