Vent help

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by fullsmoke, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. fullsmoke

    fullsmoke Meat Mopper

    smoker is holding to much heat I can set pid at 225 and it will get up to 280 I have one 3" vent and it's all the way open I tried moving cabinet temp prob close to element but didn't matter it shows its shut off when temp is 225. Do I need another 3" vent ?
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't know about your smoker, but if my MES goes to 280° when set at 225°, it is coasting without the help of the element.

    In that case, the temp in the smoker should get back down to 225° before the element comes back on.

    Bear
     
  3. fullsmoke

    fullsmoke Meat Mopper

    That's right it won't kick back on till temp drops to 223
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OK---So if you let it keep going, does it go back to 280° every time the element comes on, or does it peak lower with each cycle?

    Bear
     
  5. fullsmoke

    fullsmoke Meat Mopper

    It will kick on and when it gets back to 225 it shuts off but yes temp will go back to 280
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Where are you getting the 280° ?

    If you want your meat to be in 225°, the sensor that starts & stops the element should be where the meat is.

    If the meat is in the middle of the smoker, the sensor should be within a few inches of the meat. Not too close, or it will read the cold meat.

    But I'm guessing you are getting the 280° near the top, and the sensor is down low.

    Bear
     
  7. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    your PID.. is it a build or a plug and play ??
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Take over Keith!!

    I'm doing my best with only MES knowledge.

    I think you have something similar to his.

    Bear
     
  9. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Could it be the difference between the thermometer attached to your PID and the thermometer you are measuring it with? It sounds as if it is not calibrated with the heating element in your unit.
     
  10. fullsmoke

    fullsmoke Meat Mopper

    I have a Auber wad 1500gph and a 1500 watt element and the cabinet prob is in middle of smoker and it's the pid that's reads the cabinet is 280 but it's set on 225
     
  11. fullsmoke

    fullsmoke Meat Mopper

    Wsd
     
  12. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    ok.. a plug and play.. did you run auto tune ?
     
  13. fullsmoke

    fullsmoke Meat Mopper

    Yes plug and play how do I run auto tune
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Seems you and Keith are playing an online game of phone tag.

    You might want to send him a PM, so he'll get it next time he logs on.

    It sounds like he knows what your problem is.

    Bear
     
  15. fullsmoke

    fullsmoke Meat Mopper

    I did thanks bear
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  17. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    yea.. I was reading the quick tips on this unit and it says it comes from the factory set for the "ramp mode" ... so I think he needs to go in and set it for steady temp mode (one temp) ... and then read directions on how to do an auto tune... I don't have this particular unit... I built my controller but it is an Auber with ramp feature... when I want one steady temp I just set step 1 at desired temp for 9999 minutes... then step 2 is set at same temp....
     
  18. fullsmoke

    fullsmoke Meat Mopper

    Thanks for everyone's help I found the proble pid was not shutting off when light would show off it still was heating element sent it back to be fixed
     
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    You should be back in action soon then.

    Bear
     
  20. fullsmoke

    fullsmoke Meat Mopper

    Hope so ! I wasn't to happy with there warranty I had to pay shipping on it don't understand that only had it for 3 weeks
     

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