To stack or not to stack a MES

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by jted, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. This is some information on the master forge smoke stack that is listed in the forms smoker modification. First of all it is 2.5 ID with a 1/2 inch flange. That makes it 3.5 inches in dia. I knew that it was going to be small so I had prepared several reducers to sleeve the opening. Wrong The back of the masterbuilt adjuster is stamped into the box. Sure I could have cut it out or just used some caulking to attach it. I thought I would test it out while I was smoking some loin back ribs. At first I was very disappointed when the pellets just would not burn. That was when I realized I was burning pure cherry. They are hard to burn so I normally mix them 3 parts hickory to one part cherry. When I got that fixed and burned 100% hickory it worked great. The Question To stack or not to stack. I think is answered for me any way. By not attaching the stack I can wash it with out any hassles and by removing it and storing in the smoker It can't damage the cover. I have taken some shots of the air draw with and with out the stack I will post them if they come out.

    53 card posted the information in a post about his mod.

    Ordering information for the stack

    Service Dept # (800) 963-0211 hrs 8am-6pm M-T 8am-5pm F EST

    The lowes model number is 0190449

    They said that they didn't' use the model number for the part but used the item description but here are both

    Smoker Stack - 302-02009-00

    On the assembly instructions its reference id is H

    I found the price to be 15.98 delivered. The stack is a lowes master forge about 6 or seven inches tall.

  2. This is a shot of the built in vent bottom. It is atached with a 10 mm bolt.

    2.5 inch dia stack with a .5 inch flange

    pictures of the stack just sitting there

    lit pellets going in the box

    very little draw

    hot pellets

    Last edited: Jul 19, 2014
  3. sb59

    sb59 Smoking Fanatic

    One less thing to poke a hole in your vinyl cover. Hold in place with a couple of refrigerator magnets if it needs help staying put.
  4. Thanks for the idea. The stack is made of heavy enough steel I don't think it will move .  Jted
  5. Thanks for posting this part number, just want I needed!

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