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  1. rhaugle

    MES 40 heating.. but not

    Cleaning off the temp probe seems to have fixed it for now... But now, it's taking forever to heat... An hour to get to 270. I did have to replace the coil a while back, could this heat issue be related to poor connections to the coil?
  2. rhaugle

    MES 40 heating.. but not

    Ok. I tried the temp probe cleaning/burning and it did turn off with an ERR1 display code. Waiting for the unit to heat now.. will see..
  3. rhaugle

    MES 40 heating.. but not

    I will definitely check this! I hope it's this.. but I have a feeling it's not.
  4. rhaugle

    MES 40 heating.. but not

    The element heats up just fine (red hot), so I'm thinking that's fine.. hoping it's not a control board
  5. rhaugle

    MES 40 heating.. but not

    Hi guys....I have a new heating issue.. my mes is about 4 years old, have replaced the coil once already. The unit heats up, but not to temp. I will set it to 230, and it only gets to about 145. So I jacked it up to 275, and it only got to 175. The unit "thinks" it's to temp, as it shuts off the...
  6. rhaugle

    fire help (reverse flow)

    Mine take a LONG time to heat also... And I have trouble getting it over 265 (wanted to burn it in real hot... Nope)... My fire box is pretty big, but still have issues getting it hot.
  7. rhaugle

    fire help (reverse flow)

    ive watched tons videos sadly.. they are all pretty similar haha. are you familiar with the calculator? what do you think of my numbers?
  8. rhaugle

    fire help (reverse flow)

    not sure if the link will show my numbers, but I typed out 3 of them... chimney is tall enough according to the calculator
  9. rhaugle

    fire help (reverse flow)

    Link to BBQ Pit Calculator
  10. rhaugle

    fire help (reverse flow)

    Ok.. measured and calculator-ed.... FB size differential - 131% ( so i think thats good) 4" chimney recommended length is 37", mine measures 40" "number of intakes: - .12 not sure on this?
  11. rhaugle

    fire help (reverse flow)

    its a 4"diameter stack.. havent run the calculator yet.. but if it is too small, how do I "fix" this..? Add another stack?
  12. rhaugle

    fire help (reverse flow)

    Also, I have been running the firebox door wide open, and the stack wide open also.
  13. rhaugle

    fire help (reverse flow)

    Hi all... 2 days ago I got my reverse flow smoker (custom made), and have been trying to get it heated up for its first burn in. I am having a hell of a time just keeping the fire healthy. I guess im not sure how big of a fire i should try to make? I have tried charcoal briquets, which left tons...
  14. rhaugle

    Buying wood (north of Houston!?)

    Where do you guys buy your wood?.I just bought some from a Facebook add.. started splitting it, and it's not seasoned.. as promised. It's pretty wet on the inside. I live in North Houston, if anyone knows anywhere specific to my area.
  15. rhaugle

    GMG - DB Drying out briskets

    Hi guys... I have had this unit for over a year now, and have not had a great brisket from it yet.. the middle of the meat (yes, over the fire pot ALWAYS dries out. It gets way over cooked. I have tried numerous things to avoid this.. more water, rotating the meat, adjusting the smoke stack, I...
  16. rhaugle

    Inkbird 4x

    Sounds like this is the way forward.. ugh. Just bought this thing.
  17. rhaugle

    Exterior smoker finish

    Update It's 3/8 inch carbon steel
  18. rhaugle

    Exterior smoker finish

    Hi guys, I'm getting a smoker made for me for less than cost (can't complain about that!), But I will have to finish it myself. What should I look into for exterior finishes? Does the "high temp grill paint" in the spray cans at the box stores work? Or will it look cheap, and perform cheap, and...
  19. rhaugle

    Inkbird 4x

    Numerous times! Haha I w try this. Thank you
  20. rhaugle

    Inkbird 4x

    So you have to keep your phone on and unlocked/not sleeping the whole time.. ok. That may be it then. I like the tablet idea
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