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Let's get smokin'


Joined Jul 9, 2016
Long time lurker and I thank all of the regulars for some great advice,

Started about 3 years ago on a vertical gas smoker. Moderately successful using that but definitely got better with time. It was overall a pain to keep consistent temperature especially in wind and cold weather.

Well the pressure regulator died in that and the replacement I bought from Amazon did not fit. Quick trip to lowes to fix it ended up in an instant gratification purchase of a new MES 40 digital electric. This one does not have the window and looks like what I would call a generation 2.4. Vent us in the top in the left but it has the slanted drip shield with the small water pan. Hoping I don't notice any issues.

First smoke turned out good but was a pain. Pork butt and brisket that needed to be ready about noon. Overnight I had problems keeping the AMZNPS lit due low ventilation, high humidity, no wind, and then a down pour overnight. In the end, all was very tasty and I had some very happy guests.

Just built the mailbox mod today and doing 3 slabs tomorrow and some beans and corn.

Overall, anyone looking for good output without the hassle... Digital Electric & AMZNPS & mailbox mod appears to be the way to go. Would not have known that if it was not for all the great advice here.


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Joined Feb 7, 2015
Welcome Rick!  Glad to have you with us on this great site!  The best folks willing to share all of their experience with anybody that wants it....Incredible!


joe black

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Joined Jan 25, 2015
Welcome from SC, Rick. It's good to have you here on this great site.


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 to the  forum!

Glad to have you aboard!


gary s

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  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from another hot day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.


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