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MES 40" clarification

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I've been searching the threads and im unclear if people are using the AMNS only or are using the AMNS while running the electric smoker. Also does anyone have a pic of how the pellets are to be loaded in the MES? I saw were someone stated that you would have to replenish the pellets every 30-40 mins. Some have said they are also not getting a really good smoke so I would assume this is more like an outdoor oven? Do you need to add a water pan to the MES if using the AMNS? If so does that mean you can only use three racks instead of the four. Not finding good picks.


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Todd
 

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I've been searching the threads and im unclear if people are using the AMNS only or are using the AMNS while running the electric smoker.
Some guys use the AMNS or AMNPS for Cold Smoking only, and others use it for both Cold Smoking, and to supplement smoke at higher temps.  If you want to Cold Smoke and also supplement smoke at higher temps, I suggest the AMNPS.
Also does anyone have a pic of how the pellets are to be loaded in the MES?
Are you asking about pellets with the chip loader or AMNPS?
I saw were someone stated that you would have to replenish the pellets every 30-40 mins.
Pellets won't last that long in the Chip Pan, inside your MES, but last up to 11 hours in the AMNPS
Some have said they are also not getting a really good smoke so I would assume this is more like an outdoor oven?
Are you asking about the MES?
The MES will produce smoke if you use the Chip Pan, but you'll have to add fuel every 30-40 minutes.  The trick is to add small amounts, in-order to reduce the chance to produce creosote or ugly white smoke
Do you need to add a water pan to the MES if using the AMNS? If so does that mean you can only use three racks instead of the four.
No, you can use the existing water pan if you want, but excess moisture will affect how the AMNS burns inside the MES.  I suggest using a small loaf pan, if you need water.
You can still use all (4) racks.
Not finding good picks.
There are lots of pics of the MES and using the AMNS or AMNPS.
What pics are you looking for?
 

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im wanting to go with the MES 40" because i need to smoke 12 racks of BB ribs for the Ttian/Pitsburgh game on Oct 9th.  I was looking at the MES but saw were people use the AMNS and wanted to know if i could just use that for hot smoking at 225 degrees instead of plugging it in or should i do both, run the temp MES and light the AMNS

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You have to run your MES, because the AMNS won't put out much heat.

If you're going to use heat at 225˚, you should get the AMNPS with pellets, because the AMNS with dust could jump across rows.

If all you have is an AMNS with dust, and you want to use it in a smoker at 225˚, just fill the outside rows, so it can't jump across the rows.

 

Bear

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thanks!

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Bear knows his MES!

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