MailBox Mod – MES Gen 1

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by redheelerdog, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    The MailBox Mod Rocks!

    I finally did the mailbox mod on my MES 30 Gen1. I have had the old girl for years and it is a really great little smoker.

    But darn near every time the smoker would get over 230 my AMZNPS would catch fire, this is the fix for that!

    I also recently bought an Auber PID which has greatly improved the temperature fluctuations.

    Got a mailbox off eBay for $16 bucks.

    Built some legs from some old car trim.

    I already had a 3” flex hose and high temp silicone. Had these old 3 ½” turndowns from a hotrod exhaust project that I never used.

    When testing I put probes near each of the 4 walls and used the iGrill to monitor temps, not too bad.

    TBS - She is really cruising along now!

    Last edited: Jul 10, 2016
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  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good I am going to have to redo mine,I finally set the Blue Tooth up on it today

  3. smokinal

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

    Nice job, John!

    That's quite a setup!!

  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Job, John!![​IMG]

    Very Neatly Done!![​IMG]

  5. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Richie, the iGrill is really great for this, you will love yours.
    Thanks Al, Its not a Lang, but it does smoke some fine fixens.
    Thanks Bear, much appreciated!
  6. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This looks awesome. Thanks for providing photographic validation for my decision not to build a mailbox mod for my MES 30 Gen 1. I lack both some of the tools and most of the workshop ability for most projects like this. But it's great seeing how you and others can easily do it.

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