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MES smoking inside Man Cave

post #1 of 13
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Last Winter I smoked with the MES outside in the freezing weather and snow.
No more. Now smoking from my Man Cave.

I wanted to keep this as simple as possible.
Top Cap 3"
Galv. Pipe 3" x 5'
Flexable Aluminum Duct 3"
Adjustable elbow 3"
Purists might say I should have used double wall pipe, but,
top of Flexable Aluminum Duct is barely warm to the touch with MES on 225F.

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The 3" elbow has a tab cut to allow for the MES vent handle. The vent stays open all the time.
Elbow is a nice press fit into vent opening. Easily removed.

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Works like a charm.
The maiden voyage (smoke) turned out same as if the MES was outside.
TBS from the smoke stack.

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One disadvantage I had not considered.....
I have to go outside to see if it's still smoking or do I need to add chips.
On the other hand that may be the perfect excuse to buy a new 40" MES with glass door.

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Actually, from experience I could add chips/chunks about every 30 minutes and be close.
post #2 of 13


I am still learning with my MES as well. I was thinking of doing something like this, but as a learner I have trouble timing when to spritz the meat and when the smoke is high or low so the smoke rolls out usually every other time in my face). I am afraid I will make the whole garage smell like hickory smoke, which is a preference not shared by all in my house.

I also had a concern about insurability. When we lived in Iowa we had a wood burner, and I cut & split wood. They insured the house only because the wood burner had an Underwriters Laboratory plaque on it-none of the older pot-belly stoves were insurable. So I wonder about using this type of application as the manufacturer recommends using outside only. It looks like a very professional installation to me, I am envious.

Good luck with your smoking!
post #3 of 13
I like your setup, looks like it works great...PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

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post #4 of 13
WOW that's vary nice. Lucky for me I live on the west coast (left) coast and it won't get so cold that a cold beer can't help warm you up..
post #5 of 13
Yea but us mid-westerners aren't going have our beer shaken while sliding into the ocean like you all on the west coast... besides we only have to pay to cool our beer 6 month out of the year, mother nature cools it the other 6 months...icon_mrgreen.gificon_mrgreen.gificon_mrgreen.gif
post #6 of 13
NICE!!!! I bet that helps keep the man cave nice and toasty also...PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #7 of 13
I installed a range hood and vented it outside using a dryer vent out side works well but I was thinking of doing something like you did but using my hood fan connected to the duct work Thanks for the pics this mine

post #8 of 13
Does your GOSM have side vents? Does the range hood get most of the smoke outta the "cave"? Is your gas tank inside or out? I like this option, I have everything I need to do this, looks like it works great!
post #9 of 13
I like to see creative minds at work. Nothing like awarm and tasty man cave during the cold spell.
post #10 of 13
No side vents tank is inside it gets most of the smoke out I sometimes have to open a window a bit to get a draft going. But it beats trying to smoke outside at -30.

some more pics

post #11 of 13
Good idea, what was the cost may I ask? I have been thinking of doing that to my garage, beats the smoking in the rain and snow.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #12 of 13
Nice work Bud Lite, now you just need to build a stand and you are all set.
post #13 of 13
I might just try this in my kitchen at the patio door, cracked 4 inches and vented to the patio where I smoke anyway. I just don't want to smoke up the house so I would have to be extra careful opening the door and be sure it wasn't smoking, ahhh, there is a good reason for the glass door.biggrin.gif

Thanks for the idea.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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