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Anyone have issues with thermostat on MES???

post #1 of 5
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I am starting to question the accuracy of my MES thermostat.

Typically, briskets were taking roughly 1.5 hours per pound at 225.  I would start a 10lber at 4:00am and they would not be finished until 7:00pm  or later.

 

The last two times I smoked a brisket, I decided to start them around 12:00 am and up the temp to 240. Both times the brisket was hitting 160's withing 4 hours and IT of 195 by 8 -10 hours turning supper in to lunch.

 

I am starting to question the accuracy of the thermostat on the smoker.

 

Have any other MES users had issues with the thermostat?

post #2 of 5

I was just checking my temps. in my MES 30 and they are way off. Had it set at 225* and my thermometer is reading 258*.

post #3 of 5

Mine is off around 25 degrees...my mavericks are within 5 degrees of each other.

post #4 of 5

Yes same here and the company says just return the entire thing to the store and swap it out.  I have done that twice and got the same thing back so I am just sticking with it.  I am tired of seasoning smokers just to return them.

post #5 of 5

Check the smoker against a reliable therm and adjust accordingly....  Make a chart if you have to....  No more problems....    Dave

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