Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by beretta92_fs2003, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. I picked up my 30" MES yesterday seasoning right now as we speak.Was wondering if you have to rotate the food in these like some other smokers?
  2. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on your MES! No, there is no need to rotate your food that I've found.
  3. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    I've really enjoyed my 30" MES that I picked up before the end of the year. Easy to use. I've gotten great results on beef, chicken and fish so far.
  4. farnsworth

    farnsworth Fire Starter

    At the back, right hand side, there is an area where the element is not under the wood chip tray. This doesn't seem to be a problem if you're using the upper racks but on the bottom one I've had some scorching of the drippings at this corner on a tray I used above the water pan.

    You may want to experiment a bit with a temperature probe at the different rack heights to get a feel for what the differences are as the built in probe on the back wall doesn't necessarily tell you what the temp is over the water pan.

  5. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the new toy
  6. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    I notice mine gets hotter on the right side. Probably because the element is on the bottom right and the exhaust vent is on the top right. Then they go and put the thermistor on the middle left. If I were designing it, I would have put the element on the bottom left, thermistor center back, and the exhaust on top right.
  7. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    Mine is the 40" though. Get a good thermometer as the built in one is not that accurate IMO.
  8. My built in probe is as accurate as my other 2 probes. I wish it had a alarm and I wish it was removeable. I end up using my old probes as they are easy to clean and will beep when done. I do like the window.
  9. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree some heat differential on the R side. I can't figure out why they didn't place the vent across from the heating element. About 5 degrees different from bottom to top rack also.

    Usually just put my bigger pieces to the right and the top and works out fine.

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