I've had my 30" MES for a few months now, and its working pretty good. I have had an issue with very little smoke production, and wood chips coming out of the chip-loader as black charcoal looking pieces after a 6 hour cook. They just aren't burning well.
I keep the vent wide open, don't overload the chip tray, and load them according to the manual....the thing just doesn't make enough smoke.
I've reverted to removing the chip tray entirely, laying foil over the shelf right above the heating elements, and placing wood chips directly onto the foil. This has worked well for a while, but I've heard that this AMAZEN smoker works great to give us MES owners more smoke.
Which one should I get, the 6x6 or the 6x8? Do they both fit?
Thanks for any advice you can give me!
Here's some ribs I finished off with direct fire on my bubba-keg after a 6 hour 3-2-1 cook on the MES.