MES40 Stand

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by jgruberman, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. jgruberman

    jgruberman Fire Starter

    Hey folks, thought I'd share my experience and hope it helps someone else... But I wanted to buy the stand for the MES40 and Walmart has them on sale for $56 online. Not sure of their normal price, but my local Cabelas had it in Stock locally and price matched. Woot!

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  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks nice...I would like to here from the guys that have had one awhile. Do they hold up to the weather? I put mine on a 33" heavy plastic Utility Cart. Works great but a bit too tall for easy access to cover the MES...JJ
     
  3. jgruberman

    jgruberman Fire Starter

    I like the height of this one, as my first smoke I was sitting on the deck trying to shuffle grill grates and it was uncomfortable. The stand is 16" IIRC and IMO adds just enough height to not make the shelving at an uncomfortable height. I haven't actually USED it at this height yet though. Cover slid on easily without me being too short to pull it over(I'm 5'10"). The stand seems like it's sturdy enough metal but when I got it all screwed together, it must have been bowing somewhere because it has a little wobble. Nothing a shim won't fix under one of the legs.

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  4. smokinal

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

    That's a great looking stand. 

    Too bad it didn't come with wheels.

    Al
     
  5. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great,,, I have mine mobile,, I think this cart was 65 at Wally


    Extra side shelves work great also. 

    Let us know how yours does. 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

    DS
     
     
  6. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've been a bit green-eyed looking for a stand for my MES but I want it on wheels. I've got it on a large, flat mover's dolly at present. I'm thinking about making a simple plywood box to attach to the dolly to raise it a bit and gain a little covered storage, too.

    How much does the MasterBuilt stand raise the smoker? Looks to be about 16-14" from the pic.
     
  7. raceboyz

    raceboyz Newbie

    I built a stand for mine by ordering two tables and fabricating both of them together.
     
  8. smokesontuesday

    smokesontuesday Smoking Fanatic

    The stand raises the 30 about 2 feet. I don't have one on my 40. 

    The 30 inch stand came in a combo with my 30 when I got it almost 3 years ago and it has been on since day one. It still looks brand new.
     
  9. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Rabbithutch,
    Here's my rolling stand. A wooden movers dolly with a piece of plywood attached on top. The legs of the smoker is bolted thru the plywood. Very stout
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  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I cheated:

    I needed about 2' of rise to give my old Back a break, and I didn't need wheels.

    So I had made 4 Pressure treated boxes years ago for chainsawing small Bears on.

    They are 2 X 12 frames 24" X 24" wide.

    I stacked two of them & added a piece of wider 3/4" plywood & a sheet of aluminum on top for easy cleaning.

    Just the right height:
     
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  11. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    @cmayna
    Is that a PID on top with the Maverick?

    Your mailbox mod looks great. Did you consider putting it under the MES with 2 elbow? I've been thinking that might be he perfect design for me.
     
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  12. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    rabbithutch,

    Yes, the MES40 is controlled by a Auber PID.  Way too easy.   Also I flipped the heating element over so it is more centered. No for now I haven't considered placing the mailbox under the MES.
     
  13. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ^^^
    Thanks!!

    I've been thinking about something similar to this SketchUp Drawing

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  14. jgruberman

    jgruberman Fire Starter

    Lot of good ideas. Would like to see others if anyone cares to share out there...

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