New MES - Pics of setup / Mods

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by njdawg, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. njdawg

    njdawg Newbie

    Here is my new MES with the chimney mod I did. 3" to 4" converter up to 4" elbow. Took the top damper adjuster off (just loosen inside nut) and the 3" end fits in SNUG so it requires no additional support. Added 4" cap to top to keep bugs out when not in use. Hope this helps the draw as others have described. Only question is would it be better to use 3" all way up? Let me know what you guys think.

    Also put the 12x12 tile in bottom right corner, and added rock briquettes to my drip pan. Gonna smoke sum butts later today with the AMNPS for TBS so will update more pics then... Thx for lookin...

    NJDawg  [​IMG]

  2. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Way to go Dawg, I did a similar mod to my SFB smoker and it works well.   It did improve the draw of it for my smoker. Mine was done to get the vent above the roof line to prevent smoke from getting into the soffit vents.  The home boss appreciated it.  [​IMG]

    You did really good work!![​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011
  3. smokinal

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

    It looks really good!

    Have you tried it with the briquettes in the pan yet?

    If so how did they work?
  4. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Curious to see how the briquettes in the pan work as well.
  5. njdawg

    njdawg Newbie

    Just put briquettes in there earlier today, planning on putting 17 lb of butt in there @ 3-4 pm today so I will document the heat recovery and post pics and results. I have a "stoker" electronic heat controller I use for my Egg, so I can chart the box and meat temp for the entire cook and look at to see how it did. Thx for the compliments, just learning here but I am a perfectionist so expect to see numerous iterations of the same mods until I am happy. [​IMG]
  6. njdawg

    njdawg Newbie

    Update... Loaded up AMNPS, let butts warm up to room temp, put all in MES... Away We go!!  Already seeing TBS from the AMNPS - Great product so far!!




  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looking forward to seeing the results...I see a MES in my future!...JJ
  8. njdawg

    njdawg Newbie

    Posted some new pics but on hold as I am new member. Hopefully be up soon. Sitting here watching nice TBS from the AMNPS!
  9. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    [​IMG]   Lookin forward to your next pics, how're the briquettes workin? 
  10. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Sweet !

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