MES break in......still smoking after 20 minutes?????

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by aclinml, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. aclinml

    aclinml Newbie

    I'm new and am doing the breakin on my ne MES 30 in. Electric smoker. It has been running for about 25 minutes now, and it is still puting out smoke like something is burning off of the elements........Is this normal???? If so how long should this take???

  2. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    They probably coat the whole interior in some kind of shipping oil. This is the reason for your burn in period. Just let it burn off and follow the directions.
  3. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    How much smoke is it putting off? Like timber said, they have some oil on them from the factory but it shouldn't make a lot of smoke. If it is a little smoke you are fine. If it looks like a roaring fire is burning inside then you could have a problem
  4. aclinml

    aclinml Newbie

    It almost had the appearance of TBS, but after about an hour it stopped. Still a little funny smell coming out of the vent. I've got about an hour left in the breakin, so I'll be adding the wood chips soon.

    Thanks for the assurance, guys. Just wasn't expecting smoke for a while during the breakin........
  5. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Yeah I wouldn't worry about it. Once you spray the inside with cooking spray and smoke it up with some wood that odor will be gone. That's not TBS. lol

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