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post #41 of 52
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 


LOL---My method too!!-----You can start at 6 AM and get 15 hours in by 9 PM.

 

Plus the fact that my smoker is on my all wood front porch on an all wood house keeps me from sleeping while it's smoking. chicken.gif

 

 

Bear


Or you can be like me.....start a 3 pound chuckie at 9 am....3 pm sitting at a nice cozy 151*....there is stall land then there is this little guy....so much for dinner today....

post #42 of 52
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Ever have one of those days? Got my repaired DigiGuru back for the BGE....claimed it was the way I had it set up....more like the wires pulled off the blower....my "stupid phone" is back to corrupting files again. went to use my Canon D40 camera to take pictures, battery was dead. No problem, swap the battery out....except now the camera loses the date when the battery is pulled. Just did replace the battery that is supposed to prevent this from happening. Dropped a chainsaw, not running, on my foot earlier. Anywho here is a few pictures. My table is not wide enough for the BGE, that is why the BGE is up on blocks. Made it 36" wide, needs to be at least 42". IMG_4403Medium.JPG 298k .JPG file

 

To hold it on to the table I just removed the wheels and used some metal straps and blocks I had laying around.... IMG_4407Medium.JPG 174k .JPG file

 

Hope this helps....

Yep this helps. You've got two BGEs? That's something. That's a great setup you've got there with those and your MES. I've had some bad days but never one as electronically-challenged as yours. Bought the wife a pretty good Panasonic digital point and shoot, we own dumb phones because we have no use for smart ones. A chainsaw is a someday item for when pecker poles fall and block our driveway. For grilling, I've got my beloved Weber 22.5" One Touch Silver.

 

And how come we both live in Washington but my view from the back of my house is nothing like yours?

post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 


LOL---My method too!!-----You can start at 6 AM and get 15 hours in by 9 PM.

 

Plus the fact that my smoker is on my all wood front porch on an all wood house keeps me from sleeping while it's smoking. chicken.gif

 

 

Bear


I envy you guys who have set up a permanent spot on a front or back porch for the smoker. We just can't do that with how our house is laid out and with my wife's business.

post #44 of 52
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Originally Posted by daRicksta View Post
 

Yep this helps. You've got two BGEs? That's something. That's a great setup you've got there with those and your MES. I've had some bad days but never one as electronically-challenged as yours. Bought the wife a pretty good Panasonic digital point and shoot, we own dumb phones because we have no use for smart ones. A chainsaw is a someday item for when pecker poles fall and block our driveway. For grilling, I've got my beloved Weber 22.5" One Touch Silver.

 

And how come we both live in Washington but my view from the back of my house is nothing like yours?

Yep, 2 Eggs. We used to go shooting a lot, the little one was what we would bring with us. I will be remaking the table some year....hopefully. The table is actually in the front of the house. I love where we live. Was out front most of the day, seen 2 cars go by, both of them neighbors going out. Tomorrow will be a busy day for our 'hood....trash truck will be coming thru as well as UPS and FedEX with packages for us lol.

While we don't have any kids to deal with we do have 4 dogs, 2 of them are only 10 months old. Have to watch what I leave on the table. Both of the youngsters are not afraid to climb on things. Caught one of them standing on the hood of our little tractor.

post #45 of 52
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Originally Posted by inkjunkie View Post
 


Or you can be like me.....start a 3 pound chuckie at 9 am....3 pm sitting at a nice cozy 151*....there is stall land then there is this little guy....so much for dinner today....


Yeah---The single Chucky in my Step by Steps took 7 1/4 hours to get to 205°.

 

 

Bear


Edited by Bearcarver - 2/19/15 at 8:53am
post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by inkjunkie View Post
 

Yep, 2 Eggs. We used to go shooting a lot, the little one was what we would bring with us. I will be remaking the table some year....hopefully. The table is actually in the front of the house. I love where we live. Was out front most of the day, seen 2 cars go by, both of them neighbors going out. Tomorrow will be a busy day for our 'hood....trash truck will be coming thru as well as UPS and FedEX with packages for us lol.

While we don't have any kids to deal with we do have 4 dogs, 2 of them are only 10 months old. Have to watch what I leave on the table. Both of the youngsters are not afraid to climb on things. Caught one of them standing on the hood of our little tractor.


I lived in Washington for 15 years and have yet to see much of it, none of it past Yakima. I live near Seattle and the surrounding area is beautiful but not nearly as wide open as your area is. Even though we're considered to be in a rural area it's much more suburban than yours. We're very recent empty nesters ourselves with only our one cat to keep us both company.

post #47 of 52
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I lived in Washington for 15 years and have yet to see much of it, none of it past Yakima. I live near Seattle and the surrounding area is beautiful but not nearly as wide open as your area is. Even though we're considered to be in a rural area it's much more suburban than yours. We're very recent empty nesters ourselves with only our one cat to keep us both company.
When I get a chance later on I will start a thread with some pictures....
post #48 of 52

I have a question re: the heating element on my MES 30 gen 2 (I think) bass pro sportsman elite. Is the guard/shield  supposed to touch the element? I noticed it when I unboxed it. I hv used it several times. The only problem I have is control not correct temp. Masterbuilt  sent new one, couldn't tell a lot difference. I use digital probe for box temps & internal meat temps. Thanks

post #49 of 52
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Originally Posted by Larryacguy View Post

I have a question re: the heating element on my MES 30 gen 2 (I think) bass pro sportsman elite. Is the guard/shield  supposed to touch the element? I noticed it when I unboxed it. I hv used it several times. The only problem I have is control not correct temp. Masterbuilt  sent new one, couldn't tell a lot difference. I use digital probe for box temps & internal meat temps. Thanks
I would think not. Was told by the manufacturer of our pellet stove we heat our place with that if anything touches the ignitor it will create a hot spot. Would think that an electric heating element is an electric heating element, they all perform the same thing?
post #50 of 52
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Originally Posted by Larryacguy View Post

I have a question re: the heating element on my MES 30 gen 2 (I think) bass pro sportsman elite. Is the guard/shield  supposed to touch the element? I noticed it when I unboxed it. I hv used it several times. The only problem I have is control not correct temp. Masterbuilt  sent new one, couldn't tell a lot difference. I use digital probe for box temps & internal meat temps. Thanks

Not to worry.... frying pans touch elements all the time...
About the temp discrepancy... the distance between temp measurement places can cause that... also air flowing through the smoker will make for different readings.... lots of stuff will have an effect on that... the smoker takes a long time to stabilize also... preheat on your oven, in the house, takes 20-30 minutes... the smoker takes longer....
post #51 of 52

Duh...... I never thought of that,.....sometimes my brain just doesn't want to work.....like it should!!!!!!:hit:  Thanks!!!!

post #52 of 52

That's part of the fun "Watching and checking the smoker"   I never have been a set and forget guy I like hands on

 

Gary

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