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post #61 of 73
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See if you think this looks OK:

 

 


It's actually hard to say by what you see coming from the top vent, but it looks Great from here!!!

 

Bear

post #62 of 73
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Wonder how well isopropyl alcohol works on baked-in gunk inside the top vent that's built up over 4 years due to ignorance? I'll have to try it when I wheel my smoker out in the Spring.

I have same same issue after one summer. I'm going to try the weber degreaser.
post #63 of 73
Mailbox mod is cheap, easy, and it works.
post #64 of 73
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Originally Posted by cmayna View Post
 

I've always wondered if the MES units need more exhaust and intake vents to help move the air/smoke.


I enlarged the exhaust and put the mailbox mod on mine with 3-1/2" duct. Draws air flow perfect.

 

HT

post #65 of 73
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I've always wondered if the MES units need more exhaust and intake vents to help move the air/smoke.


Maybe some do, but I've regularly used the MES 30 Gen #1, MES 40 Gen #1, and the MES 40 Gen #2.5, and have never needed any intake, exhaust, or mailbox mods.

 

 

Bear

post #66 of 73
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Originally Posted by daRicksta View Post
 


Wonder how well isopropyl alcohol works on baked-in gunk inside the top vent that's built up over 4 years due to ignorance? I'll have to try it when I wheel my smoker out in the Spring.


I had an Ionic Breeze air cleaner from Sharper Image that had stainless steel blades that attract dust, oily candle creosote/soot etc.  That gunk would only come off when sprayed with cooking spray.  Spray some on a paper towel and see what happens or olive oil etc.  It usually takes oil to remove it like bug and tar remover for cars.  Then the alcohol will remove any oil residue.

-Kurt 

post #67 of 73
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I have same same issue after one summer. I'm going to try the weber degreaser.


My wife bought me a barbecue grill cleaner that works great with my Weber kettle grill. I could also try that on the inside of the top vent. I'll also look into trying cooking oil on a paper towel like Kurt recommends.

post #68 of 73
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I had an Ionic Breeze air cleaner from Sharper Image that had stainless steel blades that attract dust, oily candle creosote/soot etc.  That gunk would only come off when sprayed with cooking spray.  Spray some on a paper towel and see what happens or olive oil etc.  It usually takes oil to remove it like bug and tar remover for cars.  Then the alcohol will remove any oil residue.

-Kurt 

I can try that. Maybe do a test including cooking oil and some type of liquid degreaser product and see which works best along with the alcohol.

post #69 of 73

How would a AMNTS work in a MES unit as compared to the AMNPS ?

post #70 of 73
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How would a AMNTS work in a MES unit as compared to the AMNPS ?


I'm not sure this is the right thread to ask that question because it is pretty OT. You might get more answers if you started a new thread, or asked it in a thread that was primarily concerned with the various A-Maze-N products.

post #71 of 73
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How would a AMNTS work in a MES unit as compared to the AMNPS ?


Depends on how good the air flow is in the particular MES.

 

The AMNPS works Great in mine, but the Tube puts out too much smoke for my MES, and I have trouble cutting it down.

So IMO if you have trouble keeping the AMNPS going in your MES, then the Tube should be good for you, but if you don't have trouble with the AMNPS, then the Tube puts out too much smoke for your small MES box.

 

 

Bear

post #72 of 73
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See if you think this looks OK:

 

 

That looks just about perfect honestly.

post #73 of 73
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We have the same MES 30. The smoke is just the way it looks with mine. And my MES 30 produces great Q--with my help, of course.

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