I've been toying with that hot corner issue in the MES. I found a small broiler pan at the thrift store and cut it down to fit in the corner. I directed it so that the heat that wasn't going up through the holes would direct to the middle of the unit. I attached it with one self tapping screw in the top of the smoke tray. The first smoke with it is encouraging. I placed the ET probe on the middle rack about 2 inches from the door in the middle of the rack. During the entire smoke there was no more than 2 degrees difference in the MES internal temp sensor and the ET. Today I'm going to smoke some short ribs and I'm going to place the ET probe in the corner and see how much difference there is.
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9/21/09 at 1:17pm