Thank you for any and all help
Eric , I am not sure you can piggy back the Auber PID with the MES unit but I would set the unit as you explained and set the MES for 275 for 3 hours and the Auber, The time must be set on both units as well as the temp. I would be interested to know if this works. Jted
Don't want to start a "your wrong" thing here BUT, I don't think I would hook up your power cord directly to the element as suggested. That element gets very hot, your power cord is not "high temp wire". I installed a Aubers PID on my MES but I went to hardware store and purchased some 14 gauge appliance wire and stainless high temp female spade connectors. If your going to do this mod, be safe and do it right!
Maybe someone else who has done this will chime in.
Good luck with your MES, I sure enjoy mine and with the PID it holds temps extremely well.
Not that this was my idea but it came off the forum from other members.
Just my opinion.
I followed geerocks direction and used a 14 awg power cord with high temp connectors and my MES w/ a Auber controller worked great. Since then I put the thermal overload switch back in line . That way if the worst thing possible happened it would cut the power off to the element. I posted a thread about this called MES 30 PID rewire.
I figured they included the thermal switch for insurance purposes but why not. I sleep better on long overnight smokes. Jted