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My MES 30 Question

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Ok, I'm a little confused. I bought my mes 30 used and assumed i have aa water tray and chip box but no drip pan. See photo below. If thats correct, where would a drip tray go?


2nd question. Everyone says that you have to replace chips at least ever hour. I have lots of smoke when using chips soaked for 30 min. This is at 6 Hours and i havent reloaded chips yet.
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Ok, I'm a little confused. I bought my mes 30 used and assumed i have aa water tray and chip box but no drip pan. See photo below. If thats correct, where would a drip tray go?


2nd question. Everyone says that you have to replace chips at least ever hour. I have lots of smoke when using chips soaked for 30 min. This is at 6 Hours and i havent reloaded chips yet.

David, Yes you have a MES 30 inch smoker. The smoker you have is a analog smoker your controls are on he bottom left of the box. The MES 30 that are normally talked about on the forum are digital..

The analog units are used by a lot of folks.

To be honest I have never used a analog unit. with that said I would put the drip pan on the bottom shelf.

As far  as the smoke, you are hearing people talk about the digital that Burns chips in 20 minutes. 

Having never used your type of smoker I cannot tell if you have good smoke or bad smoke. There is a difference. Use the search bar for discussions on that.  Jted

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Originally Posted by David What View Post

Ok, I'm a little confused. I bought my mes 30 used and assumed i have aa water tray and chip box but no drip pan. See photo below. If thats correct, where would a drip tray go?


2nd question. Everyone says that you have to replace chips at least ever hour. I have lots of smoke when using chips soaked for 30 min. This is at 6 Hours and i havent reloaded chips yet.


There's supposed to be a small, pull-out drip pan in the center on the bottom of the smoker. I can't make out what I'm seeing in the top photo. It looks like there's a pan but also a homemade contraption underneath it with a foil pan. But it looks like the bottom of the smoker is too long.

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Yeah it has the pull out drip pan. Wife took the pic, so what can I say. I have a piece of aluminum foil under it in case the pull out pan runs over.

I am planning to get the digital 30 tomorrow from ace. They had 6 this evening at 129 with the rewards card
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Yeah it has the pull out drip pan. Wife took the pic, so what can I say. I have a piece of aluminum foil under it in case the pull out pan runs over.

I am planning to get the digital 30 tomorrow from ace. They had 6 this evening at 129 with the rewards card


You will love the smoker on sale at Ace and each time you use it you will congratulate yourself on getting such a great smoker with those accessories for only $130.

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