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Hey guys,

 

Just wanted to say hello!   I've been lurking these forums for the last several weeks gathering up all the great info I could to make the best educated decision on what smoker to buy and what accessories I needed to go with it.....

 

So far I purchased the 2012 MES40 from Bass Pro shops and TJohnson's AMNPS (I hope it gets here by Wednesday the 4th :D) with a 5lb bag of his Pitmasters Choice Pellets.

 

That being said I'd like to ask a few general questions and hope to get a response from some experts here in one section as my fingers and eyes are tired from reading scattered threads :D

 

Question 1: in the new 2012 MES40 where do I place the AMNPS?  are there any pics of this alum foil heat shield I've read about?  Related question-see question#3

 

Question 2: I've been looking at the Maverick Therms for a bit, I'd like a suggestion or two on which to buy.  I want it accurate, I want to be able to sit in the house and monitor the situation outside (Greater than 100ft and through several thick walls) but I dont need anything real expensive or fancy (Maybe 40 and under)

 

Question 3: Do you guys typically use the MB drip/grease tray or would I be better off placing a disposable aluminum pan down there?  If so, where do i place it in relation to the AMNPS

 

Anyway thanks for the help.  MES40 is currently in the pre-seasoning process and I'm looking to smoke some spare ribs and possibly a pork butt in the next few days (Gotta start somewhere, complete greenhorn here)

 

 

 

 

Chris

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Hi Chris! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, there's lot's of great people here who love to share and help each other out! Would you do us a favor and update your profile to include your location, Thanks!

Sorry I can't really help you with your MES, I use propane, but there are a lot of MES owners here so I'm sure someone should chime in. You can use the search bar at the top to find almost anything you want to know. You could also start a thread in "Electric Smokers" http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/f/110/electric-smokers you will probably get better exposure to your questions.

The Maverick ET-732 is a very good therm, probably the best out there. I don't think you will find anything under $40 with the range you are wanting. Todd has the ET-732 on sale right now with free shipping http://www.amazenproducts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MAVET-732

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Hey thanks for the info, I will update my profile shortly.

 

That is the therm ive been looking at but wanted to find something cheaper.  Looks like Ill be coughing up the dough :D 
 

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Hello Chris and welcome1.gifto SMF - glad to have you here 

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