I have been "eyeing" this item for awhile now. The only reason I don't pull the trigger though is because of the FAQ. It says with the MES 30-40 that it's "starved" for air and sometimes the sawdust/pellets won't stay lit....
Is this a precautionary thing...or does this really happen ALOT? I was hoping to just light the thing and be done with it, but if I'm baby sitting it all day...I might as well get a stickburner.
Here's the FAQ I'm referring to:
I own a Masterbuilt 30” or 40” Smoker and my AMNS starts and burns good outside my smoker, but slows or goes out when I place it inside my smoker?
- The AMNS is starved for air/oxygen and Masterbuilt Electric Smokers do not provide much air/oxygen intake. Remove the chip loader and pull out the chip drawer approx. 1 ½”. This will increase the air/oxygen intake for the smoker and create a slight draft.
- AMSN is below the intake level. Place AMNS above the level of the intake.
Can anyone that has a MES 30 give me their experience with the AMNPS 5x8?