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MES 20070910 briquet in chip tray

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by thejester, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. thejester

    thejester Newbie

    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.
  2. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    ive had no issues with my MES 40 not producing smoke.  ive had a few people tell me that items were over smoked. 
  3. bamaboy

    bamaboy Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    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
  4. reichl

    reichl Meat Mopper

    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.