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Trouble creating smoke

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Hi new here , recently got a masterbuilt pro electric analog smoker, have done ribs , candy salmon, chicken halfs, and in the middle of doing jerky so far. All have been excellent. However I am having trouble getting the chips to burn. I have even started cranking it way up and when I start to see smoke I turn it back down to desired temp and insert meat. I check my chips an hour later and they aren't burning at 200f steady temp?
post #2 of 5

I have the MES 40 and I don't normally create any smoke under 225.  Even then it is hit and miss until 250 or so.  The only time I use the internal chip tray is when I do chickens or turkeys @ 275.  When used I have to refill the tray often as it creates a lot of smoke and no TBS (thin blue smoke.)  There are mods out there to help with the smoke but IMO the best option is to order a AMNPS from amazenproducts.com.  TONS of people here have ordered one from Todd and he has AWESOME customer service and fast shipping. 

 

Best of luck,

EQ

post #3 of 5

Good afternoon and welcome, I am not an electric smoker, sounds like you already got some advice. Bearcarver is a pro on electric, you might ask him for a few tips.

 

Gary S

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I vote for the AMNPS. Tried a few times with the chip tray in my mes40, it was as stated earlier, hit or miss. I ordered am AMNPS and love it with the mes smoker.
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Hey

 

Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.

 

Gary

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