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Hottest rack on a MES top or bottom

post #1 of 12
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Hottest rack on a MES top or bottom, I will be cooking a brisket and 2 racks of rib in my MES 30 inch, what would be the best position for the brisket my smoker temp will 215 -225 i hope

Richard v
post #2 of 12
Even though heat rises, I find the hottest rack to be the one closest to the heating element or the bottom rack.
post #3 of 12
The stuff on my 40" cooks faster on the top rack.
post #4 of 12
I too have a "hot spot" in the rear, over the heating element & the top on mine in back seems to get the hotest. I especially noticed it after smoking sausage recently. I would suggest rotating & shuffling your food around to avoid overcooking in areas. I need to get to the "mod's" that have been posted on here.
post #5 of 12
That tile layed over the chip box snug to the corner is a really quick fix that makes a lot of difference it that corner. Ron turned me onto it and I have kept it in ever since. Simple cheap and effective.
post #6 of 12
Tile works great on mine for sure.
post #7 of 12
12" x 12" tile, or a couple of 4" square kitchen counter tiles or?


something to try!

Glazed or unglazed tile?

I've got some glazed 4" squares left over from a kitchen counter project!
post #8 of 12
I think they are too thin.You can get a 12x12 at home depot for a buck. You can also cut it size if needed or I am sure they will do it for you.
post #9 of 12
I think this calls for some pictures so some of us idiots (me) know exactly what you guys are talking about as far as where to place this tile. icon_question.gificon_question.gificon_question.gif

Thanks to the brave soul who provides some quality
post #10 of 12
Pictures by ronp........
post #11 of 12
Thanks Dale.....and Ron....PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #12 of 12
To answer your original question, I don't think it really matters. I would probably put the brisket on the bottom rack and the ribs on the upper racks. Then... when I pulled the ribs... I'd slip the brisket up to the top rack. Don't have a reason for doin it this way... just the way I'd do it.
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