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  1. illini

    Moisture

    Dorchester is not far from Virden where I live... Although Both of my 40" Mes are in a heated building I do the following occasionally: Leave the top vent closed and the chip loader all the way in when doing this. Set the timer for 30 minutes and set the temp to 250 degrees. and let it run...
  2. illini

    Mes 30 wire repair...with R-view!!

    Craig, Thanks for your efforts. That will be of interest and value to me. Marvin
  3. illini

    Mes 30 wire repair...with R-view!!

    Thanks Craig, When the Calrod is glowing red hot and the heat is migrating out to where the spade lug used to be I am wondering what the temp is at the solder joint    Possibly 361 degrees or higher?
  4. illini

    Mes 30 wire repair...with R-view!!

    Enjoyed the joking around but on a practical view I wonder if this is a viable alternative to replacing spade lugs.    There are three MES's in my arsenal and I have replaced at least one spade lug on two of them at times.    I wonder if anyone in SMF land has had a long term experience with...
  5. illini

    Mes 30 wire repair...with R-view!!

    I have heard of this being done before.    There has never been a follow up on how long the solder repair lasts.   Seems that the temperature generated by the heater would be sufficient to melt the solder off of the terminals.    Has anyone looked at a solder repair after it has been used to see...
  6. illini

    All Google Chrome Users ???

    Left click on the wrench in the upper right corner of chrome. Then in the drop down window left click on ABOUT GOOGLE CHROME. The next window will tell you if you are up to date or immediately will start updating to new version. If it is updating just wait and you will be asked to click one more...
  7. illini

    Triple Dudestramis!!!!!!

    Your Strami looks great Meowey even though you seem to have left out the "Vaporized Bourbon" that you were famous for. I am still hanging around here and observing the proceedings. Take care!! 
  8. illini

    parts for Cajun smoker

    Try this       www.masterbuilt.com Click on "Contact" in upper right hand corner. I think the cajun injector and the MES are in most cases the same.   The racks should interchange
  9. illini

    "Mark forums read"

    Bumping up I agree with dale and stircrazy.    It is an irritation to me also.
  10. illini

    Friends of Ron Man

    Very sad news to hear!  Praying for a complete recovery.
  11. illini

    reheat question

    It will never pull easier than when you take it out of the cooler hot! Pull it and bag it in baggies then refridgerate it . Tomorrow you can reheat it in the baggies in a pan that has lightly boiling water. Do not allow the top of the bags to become submerged. Alternately; after it is...
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  15. illini

    Question regarding the MES 30" temp sensor

    The cleaned off sensor in your photo is the high limit sensor. The uncleaned sensor in your photo at the upper left corner is the temp sensor. your confusion comes from the fact that the newer models have the temp sensor just under the second rack on the right side. the new location lowers...
  16. illini

    New MES owner, preparing for the 1st smoke

    The bottom rack you speak of would be just less than one inch from the water pan? It takes time for the water in the pan to heat up and it will influence the temp on the bottom rack for a time.     Also if you have meat on that rack it will influence the temp there for a time.    I cook on the...
  17. illini

    Electric smoker or not?

    Ben When I read your post it brought to mind only one electric smoker that answered your criteria. Google "Cookshack" and have a look for yourself. They only add wood one time at the beginning.... Set the time and temp then come back later and it is ready to eat! Made in USA.... Quality...
  18. illini

    Is this too much smoke

    The photo looks perfect for what is known as TBS GOOD JOB!!! Marvin
  19. illini

    Cleaning probe.

    Those probes may be salvageable Put them in your kitchen oven at 250* with the cord extended through the door seal so the plastic end that plugs into the unit is on the outside. heat at 250* for a couple of hours and the moisture that has migrated to the inside of the stem will be boiled out...
  20. illini

    New in Atlanta - MES

    Welcome to SMF If you seasoned the smoker according to the manual then the following could be your problem. New users of the MES will tend to add too much wood each time they load the wood tray and dump it. Since you used hickory as the smoking wood it would be easy to do. Each time you add...
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