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Controlling heat on MES
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First, to avoid confusion "MES" typically refers to Masterbuilt Electric Smoker and I see you have a propane.
Second, can you provide more info to better assist in getting an answer. for instance, what temp are you trying to run and what is actually happening? Are you using a secondary thermometer to check temps or going off the built in thermo?
120 is going to be hard to do using propane as your heat source. The flame is going to constantly burn putting out heat as opposed to an electric smoker that cycles on and off as needed to maintain temps.
I have only used a vertical propane smoker a handful of times and never at low temps. Hopefully someone who has will chime in.
I would not soak the chips for low temps. It will take a long time for them to steam off the water before they actually start smoking.
I have seen some people put frozen bottles of water in their smokers to help drop the chamber temp.