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where to place amns in mes 30

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As title says where do you guys place it for best results. Ordering the 5x8 pellet model. Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 17
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Think I found my own answer. Dang I can't wait to get this thing!
post #3 of 17
I originally placed mine to the left of the chip tray on the wires..... then Pops came up with the Mail Box mod..... Soooooo, I did a mod.....

... click on pics to enlarge ...







And then there is the "tunnel" to move the exhaust to the center of the MES 30

post #4 of 17

In case you don't have time for all the mods, or until you do have time..........

 

 

The bottom left is the normal place. But I just can't stand normal, I found that I get better air flow, which is ecential for the AMP's to burn by setting it a bit higher on top of a spare grate on top of the reload box.

 

 

This way its directly in the air flow and drafts a good draft.

 

But to each their own. The mailbox mod is the best in my humble opinion. I was/am just too lazy.

 

The problen is the amount of suction or air inlet available. The manufacturers inlet is located on the reloader. In the center of cylinder.

 

 

Only three small holes.

 

 

The three holes are the total  inlet you have, and below is the exhaust.

 

 

You can see that a proper draft then is required.

post #5 of 17
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Some great info there. I love to tinker so I think the mailbox mod or something resembling it is in order. Is there that much benefit to the exhaust tunnel? Is it purely to move the draft more to the center for better smoke path?
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by riverrat3 View Post

Some great info there. I love to tinker so I think the mailbox mod or something resembling it is in order. Is there that much benefit to the exhaust tunnel? Is it purely to move the draft more to the center for better smoke path?


The tunnel was installed to "overcome" the hot spot in the back right side of the smoker... Seems to do the trick... no more hot spot in the right rear of the smoker...
post #7 of 17
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Well we'll have to do that one too then. thumbsup.gif
post #8 of 17

As said above lower left or do a mailbox. I have the MES 40 without any mods and it works great for me.

Happy smoken.

David

post #9 of 17
When installing the exhaust tunnel, to hold it in place, I put a couple of holes in it and ran a piece of wire through the holes..... then ran the wire up through the exhaust holes....
Clicking on the pics and enlarging them, you may be able to see the wire and how I did it...


post #10 of 17

I wouldn't do ANY mods until you give the AMNPS a shot in the bottom left position on the rails. I bought my MES30 G1 a couple months ago right along with the AMNPS. I have placed it on the rails at the lower left section and have had no issues maintaining a consistent burn and TBS. No extra money....no extra fuss. 

post #11 of 17
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Thanks David. My main reason for thinking about the mailbox mod is Sundays. With church and kids constantly refilling chips is not an option. And BBQ and football are a must! Not to mention I am a bona fide tinkerer.
post #12 of 17
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Thanks David. My main reason for thinking about the mailbox mod is Sundays. With church and kids constantly refilling chips is not an option. And BBQ and football are a must! Not to mention I am a bona fide tinkerer.

You can use the AMNPS with a MES as is no mods. Give it a try first. I tinker with about everything. My MES 40 and AMNPS don't need any tinkering.

Happy smoken.

David

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I wouldn't do ANY mods until you give the AMNPS a shot in the bottom left position on the rails. I bought my MES30 G1 a couple months ago right along with the AMNPS. I have placed it on the rails at the lower left section and have had no issues maintaining a consistent burn and TBS. No extra money....no extra fuss. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by themule69 View Post
 

You can use the AMNPS with a MES as is no mods. Give it a try first. I tinker with about everything. My MES 40 and AMNPS don't need any tinkering.

Happy smoken.

David

 

Exactly----See if it works great like ours do without doing any mods. Don't fix if it isn't Broke!!!!!

 

Mine's been working perfectly on the bottom bars to the left of the chip burner for 4 years.

 

Bear

post #14 of 17
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Thanks bear. I thought I would be getting a 2nd gen but I found a gen 1. I didn't make that plain as usual duhhhhhh. Was reading your pork butt recipe and was wondering what rub you use?
Edited by riverrat3 - 9/25/14 at 12:10pm
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Thanks bear. I thought I would be getting a 2nd gen but I found a gen 1. I didn't make that plain as usual duhhhhhh. Was reading your pork butt recipe and was wondering what rub you use? 

 

Yeah---Those mods are more for the Gen #2, I believe.

 

Sometimes it takes awhile to learn how to get the AMNPS lit properly, but after that, the MES Gen #1 and the AMNPS are a match made in Heaven, by way of MN (Todd's house).

 

 

Bear


Edited by Bearcarver - 6/27/16 at 6:37am
post #16 of 17
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Thanks bear. Love how you share your knowledge. Been using bad Byron's rubb butt a little to peppery for my 6 year old. Have to try some thanks a million.
Edited by riverrat3 - 9/25/14 at 12:11pm
post #17 of 17
Have you had issues with smoke leaking from the mailbox to the tube?
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