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A Fix For The MES Temp Problem Maybe

post #1 of 9
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A lot of people including me know the right side is like 20' or more hotter than the left. Dave has tried a metal fix above the smoke box with some results. I have tried aluminum foil with some also but not the answer.

I then got an unglazed 12x12 tile from the garage and it works great on the last 2 smokes including the present smoke.

I didn't want to post it the first time until I was sure. You need to have the tile against the right wall.

Water pan installed.

Here it is working good. I have been keeping a + or - of about 5 ' left to right and actually have the hot side cooler than the cool side was.

Once in a while it will vary about 10' but not like before.
Try experimenting and see what you can come up with. I am thinking of putting sand in the water pan and see what happens with that as it would be a permenant heat sink and not variable as the water is evaporated.

Not sure this a fix, but it certainly shows some hope.

Hope this helps.
post #2 of 9
Good deal Ron, I had wondered if that would work, kinda like thinking Space Shuttle...
post #3 of 9
I may need to give that a try. Much easier than bending and placing metal inside the smoker... and when it gets dirty.... get another one.
post #4 of 9
Ceramic tiles should be a great way to disperse heat evenly. What you guys think about a ceramic tile? I should stop by and pick one up....
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
So far the last 2 smokes it has worked fine. You can pick up one for a buck at Home Depot.
post #6 of 9
Is that a mod that the 30inch MES could benefit from as well?

How does it affect the smoke production?

I would think the heat in the smoke box would be greater with the tile keeping the heat in the bottom right corner of the MES.
post #7 of 9
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It's worth a buck give it a try.
post #8 of 9
Thanks Ron , I will pick up a thick tile next trip to the hardware store.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
You may need to cut it to fit the 30'. If you don't have a tile cutter take thd dimensions from to back so the door will close, and have them cut one. I don't think the width will matter, mine covers about 2/3 of the bottom.
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