Hey Guys, I just purchased my first smoker and I should be recieving it friday, its the MES 30. I am the type of guy who likes to find out everything he can prior to using it so I can get to the cooking as fast as possible ( I need to eat some beef brisket asap :-P) I have been doing research for the last few days and I just wanted to see if you guys can help me out since the best place for knowledge is from those who are experienced.
I do understand that there has been heating element problems with the MES, and that there is solutions like replacing the wiring -which is not a big deal for me. Should I wait until it stops working, or just replace the wiring as soon as I get it?
Also, I have heard the digital thermometer is off a bit. Should I install another thermometer to base the temperatures off of? If so, how do I view the internal temperature of that thermometer without opening the door? The same question applies to the thermometer to measure the internal temperature of the meat I am cooking, is there a way to install the thermometer so the meter itself is outside of the MES since the 30" does not have a window? (Like through the Vent, however then how would I ever close the vent ... would I ever close the vent completely?)
Anyone know of a thermometer that can give you readings from two probes, (IE one Meter that can measure the meat and the temp of the smoker at the same time?)
Thanks for any help you guys can give me. I really appreciate it :)