For you mes pros about how long do you figure one fill up of chips last. Thanks for any input to some good BBQ.
I have 2 1st Gen MES and it will only handle a 1/4C of chips without puffing flame. The chips smoke for 30-40 mins before I have to reload. Since most of my smoke take many hours a go with an AMNPS from http://www.amazenproducts.com This pellet smoke generator will burn up to 10 hours on a full load. Good luck and Welcome to the SMF Family...JJ
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I second everything JJ already said...30-45 minutes is about as long as a load of chips will last in the stock chip tray. The way to go is the AMNPS from A-Maze-N Products. It'll make hours of perfect smoke without ever reloading.
I too have a MES smoker, have to refill the chips about 40 or minutes. Either soak them or not, although the do last a little longer when soaked.
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