Originally Posted by TJohnson
I previously posted how to use the AMNPS 5x8 in the New 2nd Gen MES. Since there is limited air flow thru the New 2nd Gen MES when compared to the previous model, the AMNPS 5x8 will not perform well on the floor of the New model.
The AMNPS 5x8 has to sit on top the hole where the water pan normally sits and cannot sit on the floor
Pull the chip loader out 2" for added air flow
Exhaust is 100% open
No Water in The Water Pan
Placement in the New 2nd Gen MES
Notice (2) 8x8 Disposable Aluminum Pans
Producing nice TBS
I added a 4" Elbow to the exhaust
Because a chimney helps the unit draft
Thanks to all you guyz, especially Mr. Johnson and everyones friend, Bear! Glad I read and read and read here in the forums. There is so much info to filter through. One of the best quotes that I have seen in any of these forums is " By trial and error you will eventually come up with a method that is successful for you". But I have to thank you and Bear and all the other pros here on SMF for my most recent 2 success's. Here are a few of the last qviews for the family reunion rib smoke. I got phone calls the next day asking how we did the ribs so tender and tasty. I advised the family that the methods used will be in my next book, buy it!
I stopped at the home improvement store and for $3.59 got this 3" adjustable elbow vent and did it make a difference in air-flow.
It's on now!
I started with the 2 8x8 pans...no water in the smoker. The chip loader and tray were out 2". Will try with them both in place next time.
I later switched to the foil tent and BAM smoke was everywhere, but I think it was the better air-flow that made the most of the AMNPS.
This was the final result though I never had a chance to put the racks back on for the 3-2-1 method. Next time I will attempt 2-2-1.