MES 30 Mailbox Mod Question

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by kenny1993, May 31, 2016.

  1. kenny1993

    kenny1993 Newbie


    I smoked a pork butt this past weekend. I love the Pellet Smoker, however I decided that I want to do the mailbox mod. I was wondering, Do I need to take out the chip loader and the tray? If I put in a 3in pipe, it only goes in a half inch.

    If someone had a photo of their 2.5 with the mailbox mod done to it. that would be wonderful!
  2. lovethemeats

    lovethemeats Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    My pipe only goes in about 2 inches. I have no issues. I run with the chip tray out. You might also want to look into putting a deflector above the heating element to funnel the heat towards the center. I'm sure if you do a search for mods you will get an idea. Check out Bears step by steps page. He uses MES and has a bunch of info. Good luck.
  3. lovethemeats

    lovethemeats Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Oh. One more thing. You can cut out the metal and have it go in farther. But I left mine alone as for shorter smokes I use regular chips. So far I have had no issues.

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