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post #281 of 295

Hi all,

Reviving a slightly older thread. I have a 30" MES Analog but thinking about purchasing the XL Propane. I did the mailbox mod on my MES, using the Amaz-n tube smoker and/or the other amaz-n pellet/dust smoker. It all works great. Has anyone done the mailbox mod on the propane smoker? Went all through this thread and didn't see any.

Thanks!

post #282 of 295

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I have a Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite Propane smoker and I did the mailbox mod. I followed other peoples information and it works great.  

post #283 of 295
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Hi all,

Reviving a slightly older thread. I have a 30" MES Analog but thinking about purchasing the XL Propane. I did the mailbox mod on my MES, using the Amaz-n tube smoker and/or the other amaz-n pellet/dust smoker. It all works great. Has anyone done the mailbox mod on the propane smoker? Went all through this thread and didn't see any.

Thanks!

 

I have the XL Propane. I did the mailbox mod.

 

Here is my write up: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/243494/masterbuilt-xl-propane-mailbox-mod-heavy-qview-need-some-help

 

Phil

post #284 of 295

You might want to try it without the Mod first. I bought mine about a year ago. I did not have any problems with getting the temp below 100 degrees with the stock propane valve on the unit. Mine is very stable on temps and required no Mods to get stable temps at 225 or even down below 100 degrees F. I would hate to see you do a Mod when it is not needed.

 

UD

post #285 of 295

That is really weird.  I've had mine for a couple years now and have always struggled to keep the temp below 270*.  I just installed the Bayou Classic regulator hose with the valve to try and get lower temps but haven't had a chance to try it out yet. 

post #286 of 295

After reading all the posts about challenges with the propane valve,  I too was amazed that mine would go so low and maintain temp accurately and repeatably. I measure the temp with external probes. I do have the stock chip replaced with a cast iron chip box that I had laying around. It would have the same effect as a cast iron fry pan I would assume. But no Mods needed for temp adjustments on my Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite Propane. Maybe I just lucky????

 

Sometimes better to be lucky than good I suppose.

post #287 of 295

Are we talking about the 40 or 44 gas model when we say XL?

post #288 of 295
post #289 of 295

This is the one I just got, It is a 44 inch 2 door so I would consider this too be XL, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00URO12IS/ref=twister_B00GTWRYTS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

post #290 of 295

Has anybody done anything about building a wind break?  I'm considering buying some sheet metal and attaching to the side legs and across the back.  I'll leave the front untouched.  Any thoughts?

post #291 of 295

Welcome to the site, I have not done anything like that but it does sound like it could easily be done, I think it would work as long as you have the smoker facing with the wind blowing against the sheet metal barrier that you build, let us know how you make out.

post #292 of 295
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Has anybody done anything about building a wind break?  I'm considering buying some sheet metal and attaching to the side legs and across the back.  I'll leave the front untouched.  Any thoughts?


I think this would work well. I'm thinking of riveting some sheet metal to mine also. Post pics if you do.



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post #293 of 295

We have made two big improvements to our Masterbuilt smoker, first, I am an electronic engineer so i built a NEW controller for it, one that works the way I want it to work.  and next we put a rotisserie in it !  They should come like that !t     The new control box will let me select 2 pre set temps or with the new                         

                                                                                                      PID control I can select the temp I want.  We now have a probe that we

                                                                                                     put in the meat and we can read its internal temp.  VERY HANDY !      Any questions you may email me at       leewalt@powerbank.net

 

AppleMark

post #294 of 295
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Has anybody done anything about building a wind break?  I'm considering buying some sheet metal and attaching to the side legs and across the back.  I'll leave the front untouched.  Any thoughts?
I have done this to my Smoker... It does help when it's windy.
post #295 of 295
Masterbuilt Pro 30" digital and Bluetooth. I bought the aux side box smoker for doing cheese. Seeing how the smoker keeps great temp the heater runs very little while doing meat. So I use the aux a lot.anywhere from room temp up to 275°. And as much smoke as you desire. Got two chuck roasts in it now doing the burnt tip recipe 😋
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