No ice. I have the 30. Just did a batch and I put the AMNPS on the bottom to the left of the element. I wrapped the lowest rack in foil just in case.
I smoked 3 hours without opening the door. Was about 30* outside. The cheese looked good, we have to wait for the aging to taste it.
Ice, I am told will cause too much moisture. I have no first hand experience.
I had to try three times to get a batch to work.
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Thanks Mel...... That is exactly where I put my AMNPS as well... I like the idea of wrapping the bottom rack with foil, that should keep moisture (if any) from putting out my smoke. Do you have any idea what the temperature got to inside the smoker? Does that even matter? I imagine if you wanted more smoke you could keep it in the MES 40 for 4 hours. I don't know, I"m going to give it a shot though... I was just looking at Hoity Toity because I know he's done A LOT of this stuff since I see him all over the forum doing different things so I thought his idea might work well too.... I guess I could try both....
Thanks for the reply,