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post #221 of 297


Thanks, Bear,

 

I'm new to Forums and don't know how to PM you.

 

I followed your advice and bought the maze, pellets and sawdust.

 

1.  How do I use the sawdust?

2.  I assume to extinguish the smoking pellets, I just scrape away the unburnt pellets?

3.  I believe that you said you use a "propane torch" to ignite the pellets?  I assume that is what I call a charcoal lighter I use in lighting my grill?

4.  Do you use the alcohol jet to start your pellets or just the propane torch?

 

Thanks,

 

Backpacker

post #222 of 297
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Thanks, Bear,

 

I'm new to Forums and don't know how to PM you.

 

I followed your advice and bought the maze, pellets and sawdust.

 

1.  How do I use the sawdust? Same as pellets. Load it up (About 3 hours per row). Light one end real good. Put it in a good place (Where--Depends on the smoker).

2.  I assume to extinguish the smoking pellets, I just scrape away the unburnt pellets? Yes.

3.  I believe that you said you use a "propane torch" to ignite the pellets?  I assume that is what I call a charcoal lighter I use in lighting my grill? I like the Burnzamatic (Fat Boy) best for pellets, because you can drive the flame in deep & hard. But I like the Butane lighter for Dust, because the Propane will blow the dust out of place.

4.  Do you use the alcohol jet to start your pellets or just the propane torch? I never have, but I hear it works Great.

 

Thanks,

 

Backpacker

 

I'll send you a PM, so you'll know how to use it by replying to me.

 

Bear

post #223 of 297

My wife got me a 40 " ss Master built  with a glass door for Christmas. I didn't get a chance to use it until Memorial Day. Well it started out working great for about 30 minutes, then when I set the timer it shut down, so I continued to use it. Then the meat probe quit, next the temp.control shut the smoker down when I used it to set the temp and would not start again. And guess what it was out of warranty. Well I called Mb, and explained what had happened, and was I surprised when the lady asked me to hold on for a few minutes while she  talked to her supervisor. When she came back  on the phone and asked if I would cut the plug off and mail it in. I said I would and she told me they would ship a new one to me that day, I received a brand new 4 days later. It works great and I love it.

 

mtnman

post #224 of 297
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My wife got me a 40 " ss Master built  with a glass door for Christmas. I didn't get a chance to use it until Memorial Day. Well it started out working great for about 30 minutes, then when I set the timer it shut down, so I continued to use it. Then the meat probe quit, next the temp.control shut the smoker down when I used it to set the temp and would not start again. And guess what it was out of warranty. Well I called Mb, and explained what had happened, and was I surprised when the lady asked me to hold on for a few minutes while she  talked to her supervisor. When she came back  on the phone and asked if I would cut the plug off and mail it in. I said I would and she told me they would ship a new one to me that day, I received a brand new 4 days later. It works great and I love it.

 

mtnman


That's Great !!

They really do have Great CS nowadays!!!

 

Sorry you had those problems though.

 

I know one of the problems people have is when they start the smoker using the controls on the smoker.

Then they get the remote out, and try to use that. Then when you turn the remote on, you are also turning off the smoker.

If we want to use the Remote, we have to use the remote to turn the smoker on too with the remote.

 

Bear

post #225 of 297

Im so glad they updated their app to allow temp increments of 1F vs 5F.  Stopped my Mav from going off at night.  Great job MB.

post #226 of 297
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Im so glad they updated their app to allow temp increments of 1F vs 5F.  Stopped my Mav from going off at night.  Great job MB.


Huh???

No Comprende!!

What was making your Maverick go off?

 

 

Bear

post #227 of 297
I just bought a new 30" MES a couple months ago and wish I had bought the 40"
post #228 of 297
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Originally Posted by stupify View Post

I just bought a new 30" MES a couple months ago and wish I had bought the 40"


Exactly!!!

Same thing happened to me 7 years ago!

I hate to spend other people's money, but I often tell them to go right to the MES 40, and not spend money on the MES 30 first.

Most people who buy the 30 first, end up buying both the 30 & the 40 eventually.

So by buying the MES 40 right away, you actually save money!!!

 

It's only two of us (Mrs Bear & I), and I usually only use one or two racks, but when I need the MES 40 size, it's there!!!

 

 

Bear

post #229 of 297
You can't fit a full packer brisket in a 30" MES or a rack of ribs without cuting them in half, or rolling them. That may not matter to some but it does to me.
post #230 of 297

What did you end up getting?

post #231 of 297
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You can't fit a full packer brisket in a 30" MES or a rack of ribs without cuting them in half, or rolling them. That may not matter to some but it does to me.


Yup----I don't like that either. I had that problem when I had my MES 30.

Another one was when I mixed up 10 pounds of Unstuffed Beef Sticks, and I could only get 7 pounds in my MES 30. Had to do them in 2 Smokes!!!

MES 40 solved those problems!

 

Bear

post #232 of 297
There is just nothing out there in the price range of the MES 40 that preforms as well and is as easy to operate.

Randy,
post #233 of 297
Couple questions?
What is the low temp max on this smoker ( the new Bluetooth one)?
Does it hold a low temp just as good as what it holds at your 230 range temps?
Do you still use your amnps in this all the time or does the chip tray ignite better at lower temps?

Reason for these questions , have a mes 30 all black with twist analog control.
Does not hold temp very well , temp swings too much.
Asking about low temps for things like jerky , bacon, snack sticks etc.
Have an amnps and love it, have stopped using chip tray all together. Just wondering if it works better somehow.
post #234 of 297
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Originally Posted by buckinducks View Post

Couple questions?
What is the low temp max on this smoker ( the new Bluetooth one)?  As far as I know, All MES Digitals settings run from 100° to 275°.
Does it hold a low temp just as good as what it holds at your 230 range temps? Once it settles down, it should hold all temps about the same.
Do you still use your amnps in this all the time or does the chip tray ignite better at lower temps? I have not used my Chip Trays in 6 years. I only use my AMNS & my AMNPS.

Reason for these questions , have a mes 30 all black with twist analog control.
Does not hold temp very well , temp swings too much.
Asking about low temps for things like jerky , bacon, snack sticks etc.
Have an amnps and love it, have stopped using chip tray all together. Just wondering if it works better somehow.

 

 

Bear

post #235 of 297

I love my Gen #1 40, but I tell you, after reading this, I see a 2.5 40" someday.  Looks great!

 

BTW, what's the model number of the 2.5 40"?

post #236 of 297
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Originally Posted by Dogwalker View Post
 

I love my Gen #1 40, but I tell you, after reading this, I see a 2.5 40" someday.  Looks great!

 

BTW, what's the model number of the 2.5 40"?


I'm sorry---One thing I never really paid much attention to is all the Model Numbers.

I just go by what the smoker has in & on it.

Check my other post on Identifying the models. That Link is in my Step by Steps Index (below).

 

Better yet----Here is that Link:

 

 

Bear

post #237 of 297
post #238 of 297
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by buckinducks View Post

Couple questions?
What is the low temp max on this smoker ( the new Bluetooth one)?  As far as I know, All MES Digitals settings run from 100° to 275°.
Does it hold a low temp just as good as what it holds at your 230 range temps? Once it settles down, it should hold all temps about the same.
Do you still use your amnps in this all the time or does the chip tray ignite better at lower temps? I have not used my Chip Trays in 6 years. I only use my AMNS & my AMNPS.

Reason for these questions , have a mes 30 all black with twist analog control.
Does not hold temp very well , temp swings too much.
Asking about low temps for things like jerky , bacon, snack sticks etc.
Have an amnps and love it, have stopped using chip tray all together. Just wondering if it works better somehow.

 

 

Bear

Sorry. Newbie question. I have a digital black MES 30. I have the cold smoke feeder attachment that goes in the feed tube. What is AMNPS or AMNS.


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post #239 of 297
Quote:
 Sorry. Newbie question. I have a digital black MES 30. I have the cold smoke feeder attachment that goes in the feed tube. What is AMNPS or AMNS.

 

The references spoke of are for the A-MAZE-N-TUBE-SMOKER, A-MAZE-N-PELLET-SMOKER(AMNPS), etc.

They can use dust or pellets that will give you a better smoke output than using the built in chip tray on the MES.

The pellets, dust, and tubes/trays can be gotten below

https://www.amazenproducts.com/

 

You will see a lot of references here on the site the A-MAZE-N products be them abbreviated or typed out.

I have not tried mine yet, but I just received my A-MAZE-N-TUBE-SMOKER and pellets that will be in use on my next smoke

post #240 of 297
Thanks DoneGotFat. I think I saw in a pic that kinda S shaped pellet tube that even fits on the bottom of my MES30?


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