Adding fan to MES 40" smoker(s)

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  1. rexster314

    rexster314 Meat Mopper

    I like to use my Amazen smoking tubes when I'm cold smoking my monthly 120 pounds of bacon. I usually have pretty good results as is, leaving the MES chip tube out for the air draw. This month I picked a day that had absolutely no wind/breeze. I have 2 MES 40" smokers and have them side by side, one facing out, the other facing in. I put a small fan in the middle of them and was able to get enough wind into each smoker but just barely. While I was doing this, I started thinking how I could get something together that would give a nice smooth breeze. I had some 3" round ducting on hand and started thinking on how to use it. I came upon using a couple of small computer fans attached to the 3" tubing. I found them on Amazon that looked promising, and they were adapted to use 120v, instead of 12v. While I was waiting on delivery of the fans, I cut the tubing down to about 12" long, resulting in 2 lengths of tubing 12" long. When the fans arrived I cut 4 pieces of flexible aluminum sheet about 2" long and 1/2 wide. I measured the strips to the fans, and attached the fans to the metal strips after bending the strips to 900  I then pop riveted the strips to one end of the tube. Plugged in the fan and it works! A nice soft breeze coming through the tube +. Tomorrow I'll test the fan tubes out with the AMAZEN tubes 

  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks like a great idea.

    When I use the MB cold smoke attachment, I pipe it through 6 feet of pipe & have a fan next to it to keep the air flowing good.

  3. rexster314

    rexster314 Meat Mopper

    Here's the setup. It worked very well on the first smoke. Nice slow smoke coming from vent. I did a 5 pound piece of canadian bacon and it turned out very well. 
  4. smokesontuesday

    smokesontuesday Smoking Fanatic

    Looks nice.

    Now to the important part......monthly 120 pounds of bacon????? Holy crap.
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