A Mes Cave

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by illini, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    These pics are for [​IMG]Harley and Deltadude[​IMG] but all are welcome to look!

    If there are comments I will gladly answer.
  2. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    can i come over and play[​IMG]
  3. Very nice!! Great job on the fire extinguisher![​IMG]

    Room for a pool table?
  4. taterdavid

    taterdavid Smoke Blower

    thats one heck of a set up[​IMG]
  5. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looking for a roommate? [​IMG]
  6. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    Throw in broadband, satellite, a bathroom and a big recliner and I'd never leave!
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Now that is a Man Cave!!!
  8. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic


    Was the building a kit or your own design?
  9. daddio

    daddio Meat Mopper

    now that's what i'm talkin bout!!![​IMG]
  10. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks so much for posting your pics Illini, your personal space is awesome, and of course having TWO MES make it even more interesting.

    I do have some questions:
    1) It looks like the there is no real connection between the Alum duct to exhaust the MES and the Fan, in other words the end of the alum duct is basically attached to the grill, and the fan is strong enough to pull without any real connection? VS, the alum duct penetrating the wall. So the setup is sort of like a strong kitchen hood? Does that work ok, or is there ever a problem with smoke in the room?

    2) I notice the Alum Duct does not sit directly on the MES cabinet, there seems to be an inch or so. Does prevent too much CFM being drawn through the MES thus strongly affecting inside MES temps?

    3)How long of stem did you use on your external thermometers?
    What model and where did you buy them?

    4) In the pic of both the 30" and 40", on the 40", what is the thing to the right of the upper external thermometer?

    5) What amp circuit did you run to the electric wall jacks to be able to run two MES?

    A great man cave!

    we are looking for a new house, can't ignore the low market prices,
    I will have to make sure I will have space for a personal man cave..
  11. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Good luck in your new home search[​IMG]
  12. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I want!!!!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  13. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Super nice setup. I particularly like that air gap idea. I think that I saw that exhaust setup in a post a while back and it didn't have an air gap, am I right? Anyway great Idea.

    I actually have a garage that I could use as it already has an old acorn fireplace chimney installed in the roof. Now I just have to get off my posterior and clean it up enough so I can work with it. Its already got 110 and 220v In it but no plumbing.
    Dont need plumbing to smoke but It would be nice to have a sink.

    I'd give ya points but am to jealous right now to think straight. [​IMG]
  14. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congratulations to you on a really well thought out Club House. I like! [​IMG]
  15. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    That's pretty impressive[​IMG]
  16. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    There is a local company here that specializes in garage construction.
    Altered the dimensions a little, deleted the garage door and put the two
    front windows where the door should be. I wanted larger windows but the extra cost was prohibitive.
    They did the entire outside and I did the
    wiring, insulation, paneling and the ceiling. It turned out well.
    It took 1 day for them to pour the concrete then they came back in four
    weeks after the concrete was cured and erected the building in 4 hours.
    A lot of it was prefabed at their plant.
  17. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Illini that is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! Perfect for smoking during those cold Illinois winters. I like how you've even got your laptop and printer in there. The meat freezer? Just too much. A small investment in a sleeper/sofa and you'd never have to leave. You could pee outside and showers are over rated LOL.
  18. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  19. bud lite

    bud lite Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Very nice. Thanks for the pictures and the ideas.
  20. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sweet Thats a nice man cave there Illini. I like that hood system you have there. [​IMG]

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