Originally Posted by JL1103
I have the MES 30 gen 2. The one that comes with the RF therm. Where would you suggest pitting the AMNPS in there. It has a small drip pan to the left. It is also the water pan. It slides into an angled shelf just above the burner box
The Gen #2 is a problem child.
I tested one & didn't like it at all.
I found that Slanted drip plate trapped the heat under it. Then the heat rose, like heat does, under the plate & to the right. Then gradually got around the drip plate, but by then much of the heat was on the right side.
So anyway back to your question:
If you leave that drip plate in, and you're happy with it, remove the little water pan hanging on the left. Then put your AMNPS over the whole (straddling the hole). Then put a foil pan on the floor under that hole to catch any drips that might run down the slanted drip plate.
However if you notice the right side being much hotter than the left:
I would remove that slanted drip plate entirely, and the water pan. Then put your bottom rack in the bottom position. Then put your AMNPS on that bottom rack, on the right end. If you need more air flow for your AMNPS, pull the chip dumper out a couple inches & turn it 180°.
If you need less air flow, push the dumper back in. Also put a 9" X 12" in the center of that bottom rack to catch drips.