Well, I just ordered an MES 30 digital after having a bit of bad luck with the Brinkmann electric. After reading all the posts about the AMS and AMPS I am curious what will work best in my new smoker coming next week. I'm curious which model will fit best, and what model will work best for both hot and cold smoking. I'm new to smoking, but I know all you guys will steer me in the right direction. Todd, feel free to chime in, I know you'll take good care of me. Thanks!
AMPS or AMS for MES 30 Digital Smoker
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Yes, I think it will fit on the rails.
The picture garyinmd provided was exactly what I was looking for. I have the MES30 and just received my AMNPS. Unfortunately my AMNPS will not slide onto the rails next to the chip burner as there is a screw protruding about 1/4" from the chip burner. It's hard to tell what the screw is there for so I'll try to get a better look at it. The MES30 is new so I'm not sure if they changed something. Any ideas? I can try to take a picture if it'll help.
Meaturmaker, I just went out and took some pics of my MES 30 to see what might be the problem.
Todd made this thing to work with the MES 30 but as you can see there is not much space between them when the AMPS is installed. Sorry about the pic but it is the best the flash will do.
I pulled out the chip tray and found a bolt that is kinda hard to see in this photo, I believe that if they put this in the other way it may be your problem.
Another pic, can see bolt a bit better.
This shot shows the clearance with the AMPS as far to the left as it will go, also note the bolt and if it were in the opposite way it could be the issue.
This pic show what the bolt does. If they did not change the inside of the chip tray and this is the issue you should be able to put the bolt in the other way and be ok.
Good luck, hope it is this easy.
Gary - I owe you a beer or five. Yeah, that's exactly the problem and most likely the fix. If I reverse the bolt so the nut is on the inside like yours, I should be good to go. Worth a try any who.
Thanks again and after our first successful smoke I'll toast you and this great forum!
Gary - I owe you a beer or five. Yeah, that's exactly the problem and most likely the fix. If I reverse the bolt so the nut is on the inside like yours, I should be good to go. Worth a try any who. I like the way you think, and I will take the beer and or five
Thanks again and after our first successful smoke I'll toast you and this great forum! That's one of the many things this forum is for is too help each other anyway we can.
Reply in red, should be the fix and you will love the MES. There are some quirks just like every smoker used on this site but do a search for MES 30 and most of the questions you will have will have been answered, if not ask away.