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MES 30 Drip pan drain?

daveomak

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Since this smoker is new to me, the drip pan drains to the outside collection pan, is that necessary?

I was thinking, (that gets me in trouble) does anyone line the drip pan with heavy foil, then install it backwards and remove the juices with a turkey baster from the front of the smoking chamber where it would collect?

Saving the juices of course.

Seems it would save a lot of clean-up?

I've read so many mods but haven't come across this idea yet?

Dave
 

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Since this smoker is new to me, the drip pan drains to the outside collection pan, is that necessary?

I was thinking, (that gets me in trouble) does anyone line the drip pan with heavy foil, then install it backwards and remove the juices with a turkey baster from the front of the smoking chamber where it would collect?

Saving the juices of course.

Seems it would save a lot of clean-up?

I've read so many mods but haven't come across this idea yet?

Dave
Most cover their drip pans (and water pans) with foil, for easy cleanup.

However I don't save any juice from that pan.

I would collect juices from a pan up higher, under the meat.

Then you don't get any sawdust from your AMNS, or ashes from your chip drawer in your juice.

Bear
 

eman

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definantly line the drip pan and the water pan w/ foil.

 I'm like bear, If i have roomi put a foil pan in my MES to catch the juices.
 

les3176

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Yeah line the drip and water pan. I would think that most of the grease will burn being that close to the heating element on the bottom.

So if you can use a foil pan under you meat to collect the drippings.
 

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I don't use the mes drip pan.

Hard to put the amazen in.

I use an aluminum pan on the bottom shelf.

What misses the pan drips out the bottom.

  Craig
 

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I do the same as most of the above, foil the drip pan & catch the juice in an aluminum pan.
 

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