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MES 20070910 briquet in chip tray


Joined Oct 28, 2010
Does anyone see a problem with putting a lit briquet in the chip tray to assure the wood chips smoke?  I suspect I could also add a briquet through the side loader too, with chips, everytime I load chips.  Happy to have someone point out the flaw in my plan.


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Oct 26, 2010
ive had no issues with my MES 40 not producing smoke.  ive had a few people tell me that items were over smoked. 


Meat Mopper
SMF Premier Member
Joined Sep 26, 2010
I haven't had any thing over smoked but i have wanted to try using a briq or two for the flavor.seems like there was a thread on that recently.try it out and let us know how it worked


Meat Mopper
Joined Mar 26, 2009
yeah, you can put a briquette in the chip tray.  It will leave a smoke ring on the meat but it won't really change the flavor.  My MES smoked fine so it didn't really change how much smoke came from the chips.  I used to start with 3 briquettes in the chip tray then add one every 1.5 hours to get a smoke ring.

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